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TestFs

Description

Test FS is a gem that's used in your testing environment to create a temporary directory and file structure so that you don't have to muck around with mocking out filesystem calls or have a specific directory structure as part of your project. It's easy to set up and easy to destroy.

Installation

sudo gem install reagent-test-fs --source=http://gems.github.com

Usage

TestFS is designed to be used from within your Unit Tests to set up a directory and then tear it down immediately after your test runs:

require 'rubygems'
require 'test/unit'
require 'test_fs'

class LameExample

  def initialize(root)
    @root = root
  end

  def magic?
    File.exist?("#{@root}/path/file.txt")
  end

end

class LameExampleTest < Test::Unit::TestCase

  def setup 
    @fs = setup_filesystem do |root|
      root.dir 'path' do |p|
        p.file 'file.txt'
      end
    end
  end

  def teardown
    @fs.destroy!
  end

  def test_magic
    lame_example = LameExample.new(@fs.path)
    assert_equal true, lame_example.magic?
  end

end

That's just a simple example, you can have parallel directories and nest as deep as you need:

setup_filesystem do |root|
  root.dir 'app' do |app|
    app.dir 'controllers'
    app.dir 'helpers
    app.dir 'models'
  end
  root.dir 'config' do |config|
    config.file 'database.yml'
    config.file 'environment.rb'
    config.dir  'environments' do |environments|
      environments.file 'test.rb'
      environments.file 'development.rb'
  end
end

TODO

  • Teardown of filesystem is manual (e.g. @fs.destroy!) - this should be hooked into standard Test::Unit teardown if there is a filesystem that was created as part of the test

  • This doesn't handle the creation of multiple filesytems in a single test run - new filesystems will clobber existing ones

  • The file method just uses FileUtils.touch to create a file, it needs a way to easily get content into the file

License

Copyright © 2008 Patrick Reagan of Viget Labs (patrick.reagan@viget.com)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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