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Project: RSpec Core 3.4

pattern

Use the pattern option to configure RSpec to look for specs in files that match
a pattern instead of the default "**/*_spec.rb".

RSpec.configure { |c| c.pattern = '**/*.spec' }

Rather than using require 'spec_helper' at the top of each spec file,
ensure that you have --require spec_helper in .rspec. That will always
load before the pattern is resolved. With the pattern thus configured,
only those spec files that match the pattern will then be loaded.

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

  it "passes too" do
  end
end
Scenarios
Override the default pattern in configuration
Given
a file named "spec/spec_helper.rb" with:
RSpec.configure do |config|
  config.pattern = '**/*.spec'
end
And
a file named "spec/one_example.spec" with:
RSpec.describe "something" do
  it "passes" do
  end
end
When
I run rspec -rspec_helper
Then
the output should contain "1 example, 0 failures"
Append to the default pattern in configuration
Given
a file named "spec/spec_helper.rb" with:
RSpec.configure do |config|
  config.pattern << ',**/*.spec'
end
And
a file named "spec/two_examples.spec" with:
RSpec.describe "something" do
  it "passes" do
  end

  it "passes again" do
  end
end
When
I run rspec -rspec_helper
Then
the output should contain "4 examples, 0 failures"

Last published about 4 years ago by myronmarston.