How to Parse a URL in Ruby?

Parsing a URL in Ruby is a breeze with the URI module. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Requiring the URI Module
require 'uri'
  1. Creating a URI Object
url = URI.parse("")
  1. Accessing URL Components
puts url.scheme   # Output: https
puts     # Output:
puts url.path     # Output: /path
puts url.query    # Output: name=value
puts url.fragment # Output: hash
  1. Working with URL Parameters
# Get a hash of URL parameters
params = URI.decode_www_form(url.query).to_h
puts params  # Output: {"name"=>"value"}
  1. Modifying and Reconstructing URLs
# Create a new URL with modified components
new_url ={host:, path: "/newpath", query: url.query, fragment: url.fragment})
puts new_url  # Output:

With the URI module, parsing a URL in Ruby is straightforward, enabling you to access, analyze, and modify URLs with ease.

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