Gabriel Lidenor Gabriel Lidenor - 1 month ago 8
Ruby Question

How do I compare two text files with rspec?

I have a method which compares if two text files have the same content.

How do I compare if two text files have the same content using rspec?

Answer

On a trivial level:

IO.read(file1).should == IO.read(file2)

If you want to do something nicer, you're likely going to need to write a new matcher, something like have_same_content_as defined to check for the above condition. "Up and Running with Custom RSpec Matchers" is a nice tutorial on writing custom matchers.

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