[rspec-users] at_exit in spec file?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 11:49:17 EDT 2009

On Oct 28, 2009, at 10:41 AM, Student wrote:

> I need to perform some work (shutdown mysql servers & delete their
> data directories) at the end of my tests.  Naturally, I would like to
> use at_exit.  HOWEVER, when I do, the spec file gets loaded twice (and
> the tests are run twice).
> Help?

For better or worse, RSpec uses at_exit, so you can't for this purpose.

What you _can_ do is add an after(:suite) block (typically in  

Spec::Runner.configure do |config|
   after(:suite) do
     # shut stuff down here


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