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Emacs mode for editing Cucumber plain text stories

Emacs Lisp Ruby
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snippets/feature-mode Fix the snippet indent.
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feature-mode.el Avoid disabling electric-indent-mode globally
i18n.yml Added Thai translation


Emacs mode for editing plain text user stories



Copy all the files to ~/.emacs.d/elisp/feature-mode, for example, and add this to your .emacs to load the mode

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/elisp/feature-mode")


feature-mode is available in both Marmalade and MELPA.

You can install it with the following command:

M-x package-install feature-mode

Optional configurations

Set default language if .feature doesn't have "# language: fi"

(setq feature-default-language "fi")

Point to cucumber languages.yml or gherkin i18n.yml to use exactly the same localization your cucumber uses

(setq feature-default-i18n-file "/path/to/gherkin/gem/i18n.yml")

Load feature-mode

(require 'feature-mode)
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\.feature$" . feature-mode))

Key Bindings

In order to get goto-step-definition to work, you must install the ruby_parser gem (version 2.0.x).For example:

gem install ruby_parser --version "~> 2.0.5"
Keybinding Description
C-c ,v Verify all scenarios in the current buffer file.
C-c ,s Verify the scenario under the point in the current buffer.
C-c ,f Verify all features in project. (Available in feature and ruby files)
C-c ,r Repeat the last verification process.
C-c ,g Go to step-definition under point (requires ruby_parser gem >= 2.0.5)

Supported languages

At the moment, Cucumber.el supports whatever your Cucumber supports. Just configure it to load i18n.yml from your Gherkin gem sources.


Copyright (C) 2008 — 2014 Michael Klishin and other contributors

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