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Ruby Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Viewing Todo Items: Part 1

Simon White
Simon White
2,491 Points

No verbose error reporting

I noticed in this video, the teacher gets far more verbose error reporting from rspec, suggesting exactly what went wrong in the test.

I get very little output other than, for example,...

Finished in 0.44509 seconds 1 example, 1 failure

Failed examples:

rspec ./spec/features/todo_items/index_spec.rb:5 # Viewing todo items displays no items when a todo list is empty

Any suggestions as to how I might get improved output?

2 Answers

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


I'm not a Ruby or rspec wizard, but if memory serves you can use --format documentation to adjust the output. rspec --help would be a great place to look for additional options.


Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

You get only this when simply writing rspec`? The rest of the error messages, more detailed, should be ABOVE what you quoted here (among some deprecation warnings). You need to scroll the console up a bit.