Grunt task for running Cucumber.js

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Run all your cucumber features through Grunt.

Warning: This task requires a Grunt version of at least 0.4.0.

Getting Started

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:
$ npm install grunt-cucumber --save-dev
Then add this configuration to your project's Gruntfile.js.

Cucumberjs Task

Run this task with the grunt cucumberjs command.



Type: String
Default: ''
Require files before executing the features. If this option is not specified, all .js and .coffee files that are siblings or below the features will be loaded automatically. Automatic loading is disabled when this option is specified, and all loading becomes explicit.
Files under directories named "support" are always loaded first.


Type: String
Default: ''
Support files let you setup the environment in which steps will be run. If you are using steps option then you have to use support option as well (hooks etc.).


Type: String or Array
Default: ''
Only execute the features or scenarios with tags matching TAGEXPRESSION. Scenarios inherit tags declared on the Feature level. The simplest TAGEXPRESSION is simply a tag. Example: tags: '@dev'
When a tag in a tag expression starts with a ~, this represents boolean NOT. Example: tags: '~@dev'
A tag expression can have several tags separated by a comma, which represents logical OR. Example: tags: '@dev,@wip'
To represent a logical AND, use an array. This is useful if you want to skip certain features and run other specific features. Example: tags: ['~@wip', '@dev']


Type: String
Default: ''
How to format features (default: progress). Available formats:
  • pretty : prints the feature as is
  • progress: prints one character per scenario
  • json : prints the feature as JSON
  • summary : prints a summary only, after all scenarios were executed


Type: String
Default: 'cucumber'
Used to set the path to Cucumber.js's lib/cucumber.js file if you don't want to load it from the npm_modules directory using the default require('cucumber'). Useful for running customized versions of Cucumber.js for a specific project. It is helpful when you need to modify the Cucumber.js lib but you can not open source the contributions.
Example: modulePath: "../../custom_libs/cucumberjs/lib/cucumber.js"


Type: Boolean
Default: false
When true, cucumberjs will output code snippets in coffeescript

Usage Examples

Basic Use

// Project configuration.
  cucumberjs: {
    src: 'path/to/features',
    options: {
      steps: "path/to/step_definitions"


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Copyright (c) 2012 "s9tpepper" Omar Gonzalez & contributors. Licensed under the MIT license.