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Fast guide to jump into Autokin development
The best way to get started is to run examples and play around with it. Simply, in few minutes you have your working automated test.

Before we start, Get Node!

Autokin works with NodeJS, and it must be installed first before anything. You can work with the latest or atleast v12. To install you can download from here and choose the correct package for your machine:
If you want to maintain cleanliness or organization of your Node versions, please use this version manager for Node:
You can follow installation instructions that can be found on both links. Once you have Node in your system, you can now proceed to the next steps. Enjoy!

Create an Autokin Project

To kickstart, let's start by creating a project folder.
mkdir my-autokin-project
Name the folder anything that you see fit. Before proceeding to next step make sure that you are inside the new folder.
cd my-autokin-project


Next, let's install autokin.
npm install autokin
It is assumed that you have your NodeJS environment setup. If you need more guidance on this, please see

Generate boilerplate project

Autokin comes with a very very simple boilerplate project, which comes with a single scenario where you can build your own on top of it. To generate the project, use the following command:
./node_modules/.bin/autokin --init
This will create the necessary folder structure and sample files.
├── features
| ├── support
| ├── steps.js
└── first.feature
Let's run the test!

Running your first Autokin test

Now, you are ready to go. Run our Autokin test, just follow this command:
./node_modules/.bin/autokin --exec
This will pickup all the Gherkin test with .feature extension file under the features folder. It should have the following output:
./node_modules/.bin/autokin -e
Autokin Test Run
Feature: My Feature > My First Scenario - ✔ Passed
Test Result Summary
│ Features │ Result │ Scenarios │ Steps │
│ My Feature │ --- │ 1 │ 0 │
│ Features / Scenarios │ Result │ Steps │ Passed │ Failed │ Skipped │ Pending │ Ambiguous │ Unknown │
│ My Feature │
│ My First Scenario │ --- │ 0 │ 0 │ 0 │ 0 │ 0 │ 0 │ 0 │

Runtime Options

Display version number
Initialised new Autokin project structure
--specs [path]
Specify path location of features, --specs myfeatures
Execute automation test
--tags [tags]
Use with --exec to specify which tags to run, example:"@autokin"
Output additional result file in JUnit format
Display duration execution for each steps
--formatter [cucumber-formatter]
Use with --exec to specify custom cucumber formatter
--variable [file-path]
Use with --exec to specify variable set from json file
--html [file-path]
Generate test result in html file format using Autokin HTML Formatter
Output usage in console
Deletes existing reports and snapshots before running new test.