[rspec-users] Passing custom arguments to an rspec script. Is this possible?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 19:39:25 EDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM, stephanie <ginormous at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am writing a rspec script to use with selenium-client. I would like
>> to pass the script some custom arguments in the command line to change
>> a few test settings in the script. However, rspec gives errors when I
>> pass arguments to the script because rspec does not expect them. Is
>> there any way I can pass custom arguments to an rspec script?
> Arbitrary arguments, no. You can require arbitrary files though:
> spec --require path/to/config/file my_script.rb
> In which case you could configure things in different config files.
> Would that work for you?

The other alternative would be:

ruby my_script.rb --custom-arg

To get that to work, the args have to come after my_script.rb and
my_script.rb would need to require 'spec/autorun'.

>> Thanks,
>> Stephanie
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