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Choose your OS & download

OSX

There are multiple ways to get started with Gauge on a Mac. Here we show you a simple 4 step process to get you running with Gauge on a Mac. You can read our detailed documentation for other methods of installation.

Install Gauge

Download the installer below based on your system configuration and just click your way through to install Gauge. You will need to use this method if your setup or organization does not allow brew.

pkg ( latest stable version: 0.8.4 )
32 bit SHA-1: 3841b80bc7ed1a1494c73892910b835f8ff5804e
64 bit SHA-1: 6f1553dcf31ebc74884eb6470d99bc64c8ba3460

We would recommend using brew for a very simple straightforward installation using this command.

~ $ brew update ~ $ brew install gauge

Install core plugins

Gauge has a rich plugin repository. Language runners, IDEs, and reports are all plugins. Since Gauge is a first class command line tool, you only *need* one plugin to get your Gauge tests running. That is your language runner plugin.

~ $ gauge --install java

Read more about how to install other language runners and plugins here.

Test your installation

Check that all plugins are installed and are at the latest version by running this command.

~ $ gauge -v
Gauge version: 0.5.0

Plugins
-------
java(0.4.1)

See Gauge working

Initialize a new Gauge project in the language of your choice. You can read more about initialization here. This creates a template with a sample test specification. The example below shows how to execute test specifications in Java, but the same applies to all supported languages.

~ $ gauge --init java

Now run the sample specification to see how Gauge works.

~ $ gauge specs
Specifications:	1 executed	1 passed	0 failed	0 skipped
Scenarios:    	2 executed	2 passed	0 failed	0 skipped

Total time taken: 80ms

You're all set. Start testing!

Windows

There are two ways to install Gauge on Windows. Below we show the process using the .exe. The other option is to use Chocolatey. Read more here about how to install Gauge using Chocolatey.

Install Gauge

Download the exe based on your system configuration and run it. Click your way through till you're asked to select your language. The next section explains what that means.
exe (latest stable version: 0.8.4 )
32 bit SHA-1: a121c4ff20bc360bfe2af3d7daa6ada921925805
64 bit SHA-1: 330ca7d17f9a3264263151d703f48c33cde2d773

Install core plugins

Gauge has a rich plugin repository. Language runners, IDEs, and reports are all plugins. Since Gauge is a first class command line tool, you only *need* one plugin to get your Gauge tests running. That is your language runner plugin.

The Windows installer allows you to select the language plugin(s) as part of the the installation process. Check the box(es) you want to install. You can select more than one language plugin to install.

Select language

Follow the remaining installation steps.

Test your installation

Check that all plugins are installed and are at the latest version by running this command.

> gauge -v
Gauge version: 0.5.0

Plugins
-------
csharp(0.7.2)

See Gauge working

Initialize a new Gauge project in the language of your choice. You can read more about initialization here. This creates a template with a sample test specification. The example below shows how to execute test specifications in C#, but the same applies to all supported languages.

> gauge --init csharp

Now run the sample specification to see how Gauge works.

> gauge specs
Specifications:	1 executed	1 passed	0 failed	0 skipped
Scenarios:    	2 executed	2 passed	0 failed	0 skipped

Total time taken: 80ms

You're all set. Start testing!

Linux

Gauge can be installed on any flavour of Linux using the shell script. The following steps will guide you to a quick install on a linux box.

Install Gauge

Install Gauge by downloading the .zip below. Choose the archive file based on your system configuration.

zip (latest stable version: 0.8.4 )
32 bit SHA-1: b65c577c94870b03d4a69eefd55a75385474fb82
64 bit SHA-1: cfe14931977481e7dcd42be037871e942ba46d19

Then execute the following command:

~ $ unzip gauge-$VERSION-$OS.$ARCH.zip ~ $ ./install.sh

Install core plugins

Gauge has a rich plugin repository. Language runners, IDEs, and reports are all plugins. Since Gauge is a first class command line tool, you only *need* one plugin to get your Gauge tests running. That is your language runner plugin.

~ $ gauge --install java

You can read more about how to install other language runners and plugins here.

Test your installation

Check that all plugins are installed and are at the latest version by running this command.

~ $ gauge -v
Gauge version: 0.5.0

Plugins
-------
java(0.4.1)

See Gauge working

Initialize a new Gauge project in the language of your choice. You can read more about initialization here. This creates a template with a sample test specification. The example below shows how to execute test specifications in Java, but the same applies to all supported languages.
~ $ gauge --init java

Now run the sample specification to see how Gauge works.

~ $ gauge specs
Specifications:	1 executed	1 passed	0 failed	0 skipped
Scenarios:    	2 executed	2 passed	0 failed	0 skipped

Total time taken: 80ms

You're all set. Start testing!