RSpec ships with a specialized subclass of Autotest. To use it, just add a
.rspec file to your project's root directory, and run the
autotest command generates a shell command that runs your specs. If you
are using Bundler, and you want the shell command to include
require the Autotest bundler plugin in a
.autotest file in the project's root
directory or your home directory:
# in .autotest require "autotest/bundler"
Upgrading from previous versions of rspec
Previous versions of RSpec used a different mechanism for telling autotest to
invoke RSpec's Autotest extension: it generated an
in the project's root directory. This is no longer necessary with the new
approach of RSpec looking for a
.rspec file, so feel free to delete the
autotest/discover.rb file in the project root if you have one.
Invalid Option: --tty
--tty option was added in rspec-core-2.2.1, and is used
internally by RSpec. If you see an error citing it as an invalid option, you'll
probably see there are two or more versions of rspec-core in the backtrace: one
< 2.2.1 and one >= 2.2.1.
This usually happens because you have a newer rspec-core installed, and an older rspec-core specified in a Bundler Gemfile. If this is the case, you can:
- specify the newer version in the Gemfile (recommended)
- prefix the