[rspec-users] Colorize story output

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Mon Jul 7 15:34:58 EDT 2008

Paolo Donà wrote:
> Hi guys,
> running large story files I started missing the red/green output of my 
> specs.
> Thus I wrote a small script 
> <http://github.com/paolodona/scripts/tree/master/colorize> you can 
> pipe the story output to, in order to 'colorize' it..
> so instead of:  $ ./stories/all.rb
> you can say:   $ ./stories/all.rb | ./colorize
> and get pending and failed steps correctly highlighted.
> There's a basic support for growl too if found in your path (I ripped 
> off most of the code from .autotest). That works, but it's certainly 
> not well integrated into RSpec stories. How would it be the right way 
> to do this?
> (if you want to see how the result look like, take a look 
> here: http://paolodona.com/2008/7/6/colorize-rspec-stories-output)
> -- 
> Paolo Dona'
> http://paolodona.com
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Hey Paolo,
This looks look.  However, the story runner currently supports 
colorization.  You just need to pass in a --colour on the command line.


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