Chapter 15 managing cassettes
Be aware when you add your cassettes to either
15.1 gitignore cassettes
The .gitignore file lets you tell [git] what files to
ignore - those files are not tracked by git and if you share the git
repository to the public web, those files in the
won’t be shared in the public version.
vcr you may want to include your cassettes in the
.gitignore file. You may wan to when your cassettes contain sensitive
data that you don’t want to have on the internet & dont want to hide
You may want to have your cassettes included in your GitHub repo, both to be present when tests run on CI, and when others run your tests.
There’s no correct answer on whether to gitignore your cassettes. Think about security implications and whether you want CI and human contributors to use previously created cassettes or to create/use their own.
15.2 Rbuildignore cassettes
The .Rbuildignore file is used to tell R to ignore certain files/directories.
There’s not a clear use case for why you’d want to add vcr cassettes
.Rbuildignore file, but if you do be aware that will affect
your vcr enabled tests.
15.3 deleting cassettes
Removing a cassette is as easy as deleting in your file finder, or from the command line, or from within a text editor or RStudio.
If you delete a cassette, on the next test run the cassette will be recorded again.
If you do want to re-record a test to a cassette, instead of deleting the file you can toggle record modes.
15.4 cassette file types
For right now the only persistence option is yaml. So all files
When other persister options are added, additional file types
may be found. The next persister type is likely to be JSON,
so if you use that option, you’d have
.json files instead of