Working with Watir on a mac

Posted in QA by AltF on July 9, 2010

Watir on a Mac can be used either with FireWatir, or SafariWatir, but not Watir itself because it has IE requirements.


1. Check if you have ruby installed on your mac. (Recommended Ruby 1.8.6)

ruby -v

2. Install firewatir

sudo gem update --system
sudo gem install firewatir

3. Install plugin in your browser (Mac plugin for Firefox 3.6)

4. Start firefox with ssh option from command line

/Applications/ -jssh

5. Sample script

require 'rubygems'
require 'firewatir'


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  1. andrew said, on January 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks, this post helped me greatly.

    wrote a comprehensive test for firefox with watir, now trying to run it across other browsers within the same script!

    cheers, thanks again.

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