Method: Cucumber::Runtime::UserInterface#ask

Defined in:
lib/cucumber/runtime/user_interface.rb

#ask(question, timeout_seconds) ⇒ Object

Suspends execution and prompts question to the console (STDOUT). An operator (manual tester) can then enter a line of text and hit <ENTER>. The entered text is returned, and both question and the result is added to the output using #puts.

If you want a beep to happen (to grab the manual tester's attention), just prepend ASCII character 7 to the question:

ask("#{7.chr}How many cukes are in the external system?")

If that doesn't issue a beep, you can shell out to something else that makes a sound before invoking #ask.



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# File 'lib/cucumber/runtime/user_interface.rb', line 31

def ask(question, timeout_seconds)
  STDOUT.puts(question)
  STDOUT.flush
  puts(question)

  answer = if(Cucumber::JRUBY)
             jruby_gets(timeout_seconds)
           else
             mri_gets(timeout_seconds)
           end

  raise("Waited for input for #{timeout_seconds} seconds, then timed out.") unless answer
  puts(answer)
  answer
end