[Rspec-users] Usage Error

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 05:59:35 EDT 2006

This is fixed on trunk.

Ypu're getting this because 0.6.4 doesn't know how to deal with empty
spec directories. The spec task runs spec:models, spec:controllers
etc. Find out which one of them is failing (run them individually) and
just create a dummy spec.


On 10/21/06, Rich Collins <richcollins at gmail.com> wrote:
> rake spec seems to work fine, but I keep getting a usage error at the
> end of the spec run:
> /usr/local/bin/ruby -I"/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-0.6.4/
> lib" "/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-0.6.4/bin/spec"
> Usage: spec [options] (FILE|DIRECTORY|GLOB)+
>          --diff                       Show unified diff of Strings
> that are expected to be equal when they are not
>      -c, --colour, --color            Show coloured (red/green) output
>      -s, --spec SPECIFICATION_NAME    Execute a single specification
>      -f, --format FORMAT              Builtin formats: specdoc|s|rdoc|
> r|html|h
>                                       You can also specify a custom
> formatter class
>                                       (in which case you should also
> specify --require)
>      -r, --require FILE               Require FILE before running specs
>                                       Useful for loading custom
> formatters or other extensions
>      -b, --backtrace                  Output full backtrace
>      -d, --dry-run                    Don't execute specs
>      -v, --version                    Show version
>      -h, --help                       You're looking at it
> The noise is a bit annoying and may interfere with commit hooks for
> my repo
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