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Whenever I install a gem, it seems to be processing man-db. I am assuming these are help files, how do I avoid installing them.

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I believe you are speaking of the rdoc and ri gem documentation. You can do this on the individual gem by passing the --no-ri and --no-rdoc flags when installing a gem:

gem install some-gem --no-ri --no-rdoc

Alternatively, you can do this globally by configuring a .gemrc configuration file in your home folder. You should just need to add this line:

gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc
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