According to the official site (http://beginrescueend.com/rubies/default/), the "default" setting of rvm controls the ruby version that is loaded "when you open a new terminal shell".
I am wondering, how exactly does rvm implement this functionality? It doesn't seem to be via .bash_profile/.bashrc (they are unmodified).
It might be attributed to my using PuTTY on Windows logging into a Debian VPS (unlikely methinks), but whenever I open a new PuTTY login shell, the following transpires:
root:~# rvm list default Default Ruby (for new shells) ruby-1.9.2-p290 [ i386 ] root:~# rvm current system root# which ruby /usr/bin/ruby
That's interesting. It managed to pick up that the default should be 1.9.2, but didn't actually modify the rvm "current" data, nor the ruby paths?