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My own branch of Aruba so I can have needed changes incorporated immediatly. I have features I need to add and was waiting till my first pull request was processed but it never was so I needed to take control. My additions so far are very minor but I need to be able to use them in my apps when I need them. The Aruba project managers are just to busy to actively support pull requests.

I'll incorporate main Aruba changes as I need them.

Based on Aruba 2.3.0


Cucumber steps for driving out command line applications. The command line application can be anything, a compiled C program, a Java program, a Perl script - anything.


gem install pickled_aruba

Then, just require the library in one of your ruby files under features/support

require 'pickled_aruba'

You now have a bunch of step definitions that you can use in your features. Look at pickled_aruba/cucumber.rb to see all the step definitions. Look at features/*.feature for examples (which are also testing PickledAruba itself).

Getting more output with tags.

PickledAruba has several tags you can use to get more information. You can put these tags on individual scenarios, or on a feature. The tags are:

  • @announce-cmd - See what command is is run

  • @announce-stdout - See the stdout

  • @announce-stderr - See the stderr

  • @announce-dir - See the current directory

  • @announce-env - See environment variables set by PickledAruba

  • @announce - Does all of the above

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Aruba 2.3.0 Copyright © 2010 Aslak Hellesøy and David Chelimsky. Pickled Aruba Copyright © 2010 Mike Bethany. See LICENSE for details.