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Rails6 - how to make jquery available in chrome console?

ConfusedVorlon asked in Rails

I'm new to rails 6, webpack, etc
It's working for me in my app and jquery is loaded (thanks for the intro @Chris)

However - although jquery works correctly in all my loaded js, I can't use it to experiment in the chrome console.

Presumably this is because webpacker is 'being a good citizen' and not polluting the global namespace with $

however - it's really annoying not to be able to test thigns in the console without jquery. How do I override the default and just make $ global?


You can just assign it to the window variable so it's accessible anywhere I believe.

window.$ = window.jQuery = require("jquery")
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