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RSpec: run a single spec (Example or ExampleGroup)

RSpec allows you to mark a single Example/ExampleGroup so that only this will be run. This is very useful when using a test runner like guard.

Add the following config to spec/spec_helper.rb:

RSpec.configure do |config| # These two settings work together to allow you to limit a spec run # to individual examples or groups you care about by tagging them with # `:focus` metadata. When nothing is tagged with `:focus`, all examples # get run. config.filter_run_including :focus => true config.run_all_when_everything_filtered = true ... end

Now you can mark a single Example/ExampleGroup with the "focus"-tag so only the tagged spec will be run:

describe SomeClass do it 'does great stuff', :focus do ... end ... end

Alternatively you can prepend f to any of it, describe and context which will result in fit, fdescribe and fcontext:

describe SomeClass do fit 'does great stuff' do ... end ... end

Analogously you can exclude Examples or Example Groups from being run by prepending x (xit, xdescribe and xcontext). Good thing is that those will be shown as pending in the RSpec output, so you won't be tempted to commit excluded Examples to source control.

Does your version of Ruby on Rails still receive security updates?
Rails LTS provides security patches for old versions of Ruby on Rails (3.2 and 2.3).

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Daniel Straßner
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3 months ago
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