Today I learned that the
git-diff command accepts a
<path> argument. I used this knowledge to construct a command that runs only the RSpec test files on my branch that differ from master.
(other-branch)$ git diff master --name-only spec | xargs rspec
This is handy on a big test suite; when you can’t run every test, make sure you run the ones that you have changed.
man git-diff for more info.