[rspec-users] Pretty HTML reporting for stories

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Mon Jun 2 14:40:36 EDT 2008

Matt Wynne wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm just getting to grips with rspec, and I'm trying to put together a
> showy demo. We're trying to use the (plain text) stories feature, rather
> than the specs. I'd like to show off a fancy HTML report of the results
> if possible.
> So it seems I can do this from the spec command line tool, but I can't
> make it work for a story.
> I've got the three files (story.txt, steps.rb, runner.rb) from the
> rspec.info homepage, and I can run then by doing
>  ruby runner.rb
> All splendid so far.
> By when I try to do
>  spec runner.rb
> It doesn't want to play. I don't get an error message or anything, it
> just seems to ignore me.
> Does spec support stories, or just specs? If so, what am I doing wrong?

The spec command is just for specs.  Although the story runner now uses 
the same command line option parser.  So you can pass in the args when 
running your runner file.  Like so:

ruby story.rb -f=html
or the verbose way:
ruby story.rb --format=html


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