ruby-on-rails - tests - rspec specific line
How to run a single RSpec test? (8)
In rails 5,
I used this way to run single test file(all the tests in one file)
rails test -n /TopicsControllerTest/ -v
Class name can be used to match to the desired file
class TopicsControllerTest < ActionDispatch::IntegrationTest
If You want you can tweak the regex to match to single test method
rails test -n /TopicsControllerTest#test_Should_delete/ -v
I have the following file:
What command in terminal do I use to run just that spec and in what directory do I run the command?
My gem file:
# Test ENVIRONMENT GEMS group :development, :test do gem "autotest" gem "rspec-rails", "~> 2.4" gem "cucumber-rails", ">=0.3.2" gem "webrat", ">=0.7.2" gem 'factory_girl_rails' gem 'email_spec' end
require 'spec_helper' describe GroupsController do include Devise::TestHelpers describe "GET yourgroups" do it "should be successful and return 3 items" do Rails.logger.info 'HAIL MARRY' get :yourgroups, :format => :json response.should be_success body = JSON.parse(response.body) body.should have(3).items # @user1 has 3 permissions to 3 groups end end end
@apneadiving answer is a neat way of solving this. However, now we have a new method in Rspec 3.3. We can simply run
rspec spec/unit/baseball_spec.rb[#context:#it] instead of using a line number. Taken from here:
RSpec 3.3 introduces a new way to identify examples[...]
For example, this command:
$ rspec spec/unit/baseball_spec.rb[1:2,1:4]…would run the 2nd and 4th example or group defined under the 1st top-level group defined in spec/unit/baseball_spec.rb.
So instead of doing
rspec spec/unit/baseball_spec.rb:42 where it (test in line 42) is the first test, we can simply do
rspec spec/unit/baseball_spec.rb[1:1] or
rspec spec/unit/baseball_spec.rb[1:1:1] depending on how nested the test case is.
Given you're on a rails 3 project with rspec 2, From the rails root directory:
bundle exec rspec spec/controllers/groups_controller_spec.rb
should definitely work. i got tired of typing that so i created an alias to shorten 'bundle exec rspec' to 'bersp'
'bundle exec' is so that it loads the exact gem environment specified in your gem file: http://gembundler.com/
Rspec2 switched from the 'spec' command to the 'rspec' command.
I use this guard gem to auto-run my test. It execute test after create or update operations on test file.
or usually you can run using following command
There are many options:
rspec spec # All specs rspec spec/models # All specs in the models directory rspec spec/models/a_model_spec.rb # All specs in the some_model model spec rspec spec/models/a_model_spec.rb:nn # Run the spec that includes line 'nn' rspec -e"text from a test" # Runs specs that match the text rspec spec --tag focus # Runs specs that have :focus => true rspec spec --tag focus:special # Run specs that have :focus => special rspec spec --tag focus ~skip # Run tests except those with :focus => true
Usually I do:
42 represents the line of the test I want to run.
You could also use tags. See here.
bundle exec rspec ./spec/controllers/groups_controller_spec.rb:42
You can do something like this:
rspec/spec/features/controller/spec_file_name.rb rspec/spec/features/controller_name.rb #run all the specs in this controller
You can pass a regex to the spec command which will only run
it blocks matching the name you supply.
spec path/to/my_spec.rb -e "should be the correct answer"