vows man page

vows — Asynchronous behavior-driven development (BDD) framework


Usage: vows [FILE, ...] [options]


Vows is an asynchronous behavior-driven development (BDD) framework for Node.js.

Vows was built from the ground up to test asynchronous code. It executes your tests in parallel when it makes sense, and sequentially when there are dependencies. Emphasis was put on speed of execution, clarity and user experience.


-v, --verbose

Enable verbose output

-w, --watch

Watch mode

-s, --silent

Don't report

-i, --isolate

Run each test in it's own vows process


PATTERN       Only run tests matching the PATTERN string


PATTERN       Only run tests matching the PATTERN regexp


Use JSON reporter


Use Spec reporter


Use TAP reporter


Use Dot-Matrix reporter


Use xUnit reporter


Print plain coverage map if detected


Write coverage map to "coverage.html"


Write unified coverage map to "coverage.json"


Write coverage map to "coverage.xml" in Emma xml


Don't use terminal colors


Show version

-h, --help

You're staring at it

Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs on the GitHub issue tracker: <https://github.com/cloudhead/vows/issues>


April 2013 vows 0.7.0 User Commands