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IRB: last return value

In the ruby shell (IRB) and rails console the return value of the previous command is saved in _ (underscore). This might come in handy if you forgot to save the value to a variable and further want to use it.

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irb(main):001:0> 1 + 2 => 3 irb(main):002:0> _ => 3 irb(main):003:0> a = _ => 3

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