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Project: RSpec Core 2.99

pattern

Use the pattern option to tell RSpec to look for specs in files that match a pattern other than "**/*_spec.rb".

Background
Given
a file named "spec/example_spec.rb" with:
describe "two specs here" do
  it "passes" do
  end

  it "passes too" do
  end
end
And
a file named "spec/example_test.rb" with:
describe "only one spec" do
  it "passes" do
  end
end
Scenarios
by default, RSpec runs files that match "**/*_spec.rb"
When
I run rspec
Then
the output should contain "2 examples, 0 failures"
the --pattern flag makes RSpec run files matching the specified pattern and ignore the default pattern
When
I run rspec -P "**/*_test.rb"
Then
the output should contain "1 example, 0 failures"
the --pattern flag can be used to pass in multiple patterns, separated by comma
When
I run rspec -P "**/*_test.rb,**/*_spec.rb"
Then
the output should contain "3 examples, 0 failures"
the --pattern flag accepts shell style glob unions
When
I run rspec -P "**/*_{test,spec}.rb"
Then
the output should contain "3 examples, 0 failures"

Last published almost 5 years ago by myronmarston.