Running RSpec in Vim
Today, I finally got
:make working for RSpec files in Vim.
First, you need vim-rails installed. It includes support for RSpec’s error
format. As outlined in its FAQ, you need to manually add a snippet of code
~/.vimrc to enable
:make for specs. I don’t need test-unit
support, so I adapted the example:
autocmd FileType ruby \ if expand("%") =~# '_spec\.rb$' | \ compiler rspec | setl makeprg=rspec\ $*| \ else | \ compiler ruby | setl makeprg=ruby\ -wc\ \"%:p\" | \ endif
This didn’t work for me at first - I use
rbenv and Vim was trying to use the
default system Ruby at
/usr/bin/ruby. After a bit of Googling, I found the
issue was with OS X’s
/etc/zshenv. Specifically, it uses
/usr/libexec/path_helper which changes
$PATH. I removed
Vim used the correct
rbenv provided Ruby.
With this in place, you can run
:make to run the entire test suite via
rspec; or pass arguments to it. Run the current spec:
:make %. Pass
:make --fail-fast %.
If there are any failures, you can open the QuickFix window with
view them in a list. Jump to the one you want to edit and press
Vim will bring you directly to that line.
Glad I finally got this working. I’ll probably use it daily.
NOTE: If you use Bundler, you need to either use binstubs or add