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Using a Proxy with Cucumber, Webrat and Mechanize

If you’re writing Cucumber tests using Webrat and Mechanize to test a site, and you are behind a proxy server, you can do something like this to tell mechanize about it in your webrat_steps.rb file:

When /^I am on (.+)$/ do |page_name|
visit path_to(page_name)

I’m sure there’s a tidier way to do this, but it’s quick and it works with the following gem versions:

Cucumber 0.3.11
Webrat 0.5.3
Mechanize 0.9.3