[rspec-users] Rake spec options

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 14:06:12 EDT 2010

On Jul 1, 2010, at 11:41 AM, Ibrahim Awwal wrote:

> On Jul 1, 9:25 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 1, 2010, at 11:13 AM, Ibrahim Awwal wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> Apologies if this is a dumb question. I'm new to rails and most of the
>>> information online is about rails 2 and rspec 1.3, but my group is
>>> using rails 3 and thus rspec 2. I'm trying to format the output of
>>> rake spec, and I found online that I could use options like --format
>>> html in a file called spec/spec.opts in the rails base directory.
>>> However, from my attempts to populate this file and my cursory search
>>> through the rspec2 source, I don't think it obeys this file anymore.
>>> Furthermore, it seems like there is no more html format yet (makes
>>> sense, if rspec2 is a complete rewrite). So my question is, is there
>>> any way for me to a) specify options to be used when running rake spec
>>> and b) format the output nicely, specifically in html format but any
>>> alternative to the default is fine.
>>> The goal is basically to have the test results emailed out to the web
>>> development team each time someone pushes to git. I've got the rest of
>>> the script working, I just want to make it prettier. Thanks!
>> HTML and TextMate formatters have yet to be added, but their on the list:
>> http://github.com/rspec/rspec-core/issues.
>> Cheers,
>> David
> Thanks, that is helpful. Does the --no-color option work? I just
> installed rspec on my work computer and it seems to work but I just
> want to be sure, because it doesn't seem like it's there in the option
> parsing code, but I don't know how optparse works in ruby. Right now I
> have the output being fed into a perl script which strips the escape
> codes out but if I can get rid of that step it would be nice.

Check out what we do in rspec-core's own spec_helper:


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