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Installing RVM behind a proxy

Export your shell environment for http proxy use

export http_proxy="http://hostname:port" or save it to your shell profile. (i.e. ~/.bash_rc)

export http_proxy=""

For multi-user installs, use sudo -E to preserve the proxy settings in your environment:

curl -sSL | sudo -E bash -s stable

Setting git to use a proxy

Set your git tool to use the environment proxy inside you ~/.gitconfig

  proxy = %http_proxy%

Using RVM behind a proxy

There are a few ways to use RVM from behind a proxy.


You can pass the proxy sever to use directly to RVM:

rvm install X --proxy $domain_or_ip:$port

Using CURL

Set the proxy inside your ~/.curlrc:

proxy =

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