In RSpec, the
--fail-fast option stops the test suite execution as soon as a test failure occurs. This means that RSpec will immediately stop running any further tests as soon as it encounters the first failure, and will exit with a non-zero status code indicating that the test run has failed.
By default, when running RSpec tests, the entire test suite is executed regardless of whether a test fails or not. This can be time-consuming and may not be necessary if you’re only interested in fixing the first failure you encounter.
--fail-fast, you can quickly identify the first failing test and focus on fixing that specific issue before running the entire test suite again.
--fail-fast, you can pass it as an argument when running the
rspec command. For example:
Alternatively, you can set
--fail-fast as a default option in your RSpec configuration file. To do this, you can add the following line to your
RSpec.configure do |config| config.fail_fast = true end
This will make
--fail-fast the default behavior for all
rspec commands executed within your project.
For more info, see the Configuration section.