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Guard::Spring starts, stops, and restarts Spring - Rails application preloader. This plugin therefore most importantly ensures that Spring is not left running when Guard is stopped.

Learn how to monitor file system changes with Guard.

It seems that guard-rspec can support Spring now, using the cmd option. This plugin is used to manage Spring itself, not to inject Spring into the running of Rspec.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'guard-spring'

And then execute:

$ bundle


Add rules to Guardfile:

$ bundle exec guard init spring

Run guard. Press Enter to run all specs.

$ bundle exec guard

After any modification of monitored files Spring will be restarted.


List of available options:

Default values shown here.

cmd: 'spring'                      # Specify a custom Spring command to run, default: 
                                   # 'bundle exec spring' if bundler option is enabled,
                                   # 'bin/spring' if it exists, or 'spring'.
bundler: false                     # If true, use 'bundle exec' to run Spring
                                   # (cmd option overrides this).
environments: %w(test development) # Which environments to start when Guard starts.


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