zope-testrunner man page

zope.testrunner — Zope testrunner script

Synopsis

zope-testrunner [options] [MODULE] [TEST]

Options

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

Searching and filtering:

Options in this group are used to define which tests to run.

-s PACKAGE, --package=PACKAGE, --dir=PACKAGE

Search the given package's directories for tests. This can be specified more than once to run tests in multiple parts of the source tree.  For example, if refactoring interfaces, you don't want to see the way you have broken setups for tests in other packages. You *just* want to run the interface tests.  Packages are supplied as dotted names.  For compatibility with the old test runner, forward and backward slashed in package names are converted to dots.  (In the special case of packages spread over multiple directories, only directories within the test search path are searched. See the --path option.)

-m MODULE, --module=MODULE

Specify a test-module filter as a regular expression. This is a case-sensitive regular expression, used in search (not match) mode, to limit which test modules are searched for tests.  The regular expressions are checked against dotted module names.  In an extension of Python regexp notation, a leading "!" is stripped and causes the sense of the remaining regexp to be negated (so "!bc" matches any string that does not match "bc", and vice versa).  The option can be specified multiple test-module filters.  Test modules matching any of the test filters are searched.  If no test-module filter is specified, then all test modules are used.

-t TEST, --test=TEST

Specify a test filter as a regular expression.  This is a case-sensitive regular expression, used in search (not match) mode, to limit which tests are run.  In an extension of Python regexp notation, a leading "!" is stripped and causes the sense of the remaining regexp to be negated (so "!bc" matches any string that does not match "bc", and vice versa).  The option can be specified multiple test filters. Tests matching any of the test filters are included.  If no test filter is specified, then all tests are run.

-u, --unit

Run only unit tests, ignoring any layer options.

-f, --non-unit

Run tests other than unit tests.

--layer=LAYER

Specify a test layer to run.  The option can be given multiple times to specify more than one layer.  If not specified, all layers are run. It is common for the running script to provide default values for this option.  Layers are specified regular expressions, used in search mode, for dotted names of objects that define a layer.  In an extension of Python regexp notation, a leading "!" is stripped and causes the sense of the remaining regexp to be negated (so "!bc" matches any string that does not match "bc", and vice versa).  The layer named 'zope.testrunner.layer.UnitTests' is reserved for unit tests, however, take note of the --unit and non-unit options.

-a AT_LEVEL, --at-level=AT_LEVEL

Run the tests at the given level.  Any test at a level at or below this is run, any test at a level above this is not run.  Level 0 runs all tests.

--all

Run tests at all levels.

--list-tests

List all tests that matched your filters.  Do not run any tests.

Reporting:

Reporting options control basic aspects of test-runner output

-v, --verbose

Make output more verbose. Increment the verbosity level.

-q, --quiet

Make the output minimal, overriding any verbosity options.

-p, --progress

Output progress status

--no-progress

Do not output progress status.  This is the default, but can be used to counter a previous use of --progress or -p.

--auto-progress

Output progress status, but only when stdout is a terminal.

-c, --color

Colorize the output.

-C, --no-color

Do not colorize the output.  This is the default, but can be used to counter a previous use of --color or -c.

--auto-color

Colorize the output, but only when stdout is a terminal.

--slow-test=N

With -c and -vvv, highlight tests that take longer than N seconds (default: 10).

-1, --hide-secondary-failures

Report only the first failure in a doctest. (Examples after the failure are still executed, in case they do any cleanup.)

--show-secondary-failures

Report all failures in a doctest.  This is the default, but can be used to counter a default use of -1 or --hide-secondary-failures.

--ndiff

When there is a doctest failure, show it as a diff using the ndiff.py utility.

--udiff

When there is a doctest failure, show it as a unified diff.

--cdiff

When there is a doctest failure, show it as a context diff.

--ignore-new-thread=REGEXP

If a thread with this name is left behind, don't report this at the end. This is a case-sensitive regular expression, used in match mode. This option can be used multiple times. If a thread name matches any of them, it will be ignored.

Analysis:

Analysis options provide tools for analysing test output.

-x, --stop-on-error, --stop

Stop running tests after first test failure or error.

-D, --post-mortem, --pdb

Enable post-mortem debugging of test failures

-g GC, --gc=GC

Set the garbage collector generation threshold.  This can be used to stress memory and gc correctness.  Some crashes are only reproducible when the threshold is set to 1 (aggressive garbage collection).  Do "--gc 0" to disable garbage collection altogether.  The --gc option can be used up to 3 times to specify up to 3 of the 3 Python gc_threshold settings.

-G GC_OPTION, --gc-option=GC_OPTION

Set a Python gc-module debug flag.  This option can be used more than once to set multiple flags.

-N REPEAT, --repeat=REPEAT

Repeat the tests the given number of times.  This option is used to make sure that tests leave their environment in the state they found it and, with the --report-refcounts option to look for memory leaks.

-r, --report-refcounts

After each run of the tests, output a report summarizing changes in refcounts by object type.  This option that requires that Python was built with the --with-pydebug option to configure.

--coverage=COVERAGE

Perform code-coverage analysis, saving trace data to the directory with the given name.  A code coverage summary is printed to standard out.

--profile=PROFILE

Run the tests under cProfiler or hotshot and display the top 50 stats, sorted by cumulative time and number of calls.

--profile-directory=PROF_DIR

Directory for temporary profiler files.  All files named tests_profile.*.prof in this directory will be removed.  If you intend to run multiple instances of the test runner in parallel, be sure to tell them to use different directories, so they won't step on each other's toes.

--pychecker

Run the tests under pychecker

Setup:

Setup options are normally supplied by the testrunner script, although they can be overridden by users.

--path=PATH

Specify a path to be added to Python's search path. This option can be used multiple times to specify multiple search paths.  The path is usually specified by the test-runner script itself, rather than by users of the script, although it can be overridden by users. Only tests found in the path will be run.  This option also specifies directories to be searched for tests. See the search_directory.

--test-path=TEST_PATH

Specify a path to be searched for tests, but not added to the Python search path.  This option can be used multiple times to specify multiple search paths.  The path is usually specified by the test-runner script itself, rather than by users of the script, although it can be overridden by users.  Only tests found in the path will be run.

--package-path=PACKAGE_PATH

Specify a path to be searched for tests, but not added to the Python search path.  Also specify a package for files found in this path. This is used to deal with directories that are stitched into packages that are not otherwise searched for tests.  This option takes 2 arguments.  The first is a path name. The second is the package name.  This option can be used multiple times to specify multiple search paths.  The path is usually specified by the test-runner script itself, rather than by users of the script, although it can be overridden by users.  Only tests found in the path will be run.

--tests-pattern=TESTS_PATTERN

The test runner looks for modules containing tests. It uses this pattern to identify these modules.  The modules may be either packages or python files.  If a test module is a package, it uses the value given by the test-file-pattern to identify python files within the package containing tests.

--suite-name=SUITE_NAME

Specify the name of the object in each test_module that contains the module's test suite.

--test-file-pattern=TEST_FILE_PATTERN

Specify a pattern for identifying python files within a tests package. See the documentation for the --tests-pattern option.

--ignore_dir=IGNORE_DIR

Specifies the name of a directory to ignore when looking for tests.

--shuffle

Shuffles the order in which tests are ran.

--shuffle-seed=SHUFFLE_SEED

Value used to initialize the tests shuffler. Specify a value to create repeatable random ordered tests.

Other:

Other options

--version

Print the version of the testrunner, and exit.

-j PROCESSES

Use up to given number of parallel processes to execute tests.  May decrease test run time substantially.  Defaults to 1.

-k, --keepbytecode

Normally, the test runner scans the test paths and the test directories looking for and deleting pyc or pyo files without corresponding py files.  This is to prevent spurious test failures due to finding compiled modules where source modules have been deleted. This scan can be time consuming.  Using this option disables this scan.  If you know you haven't removed any modules since last running the tests, can make the test run go much faster.

--usecompiled

Normally, a package must contain an __init__.py file, and only .py files can contain test code.  When this option is specified, compiled Python files (.pyc and .pyo) can be used instead:  a directory containing __init__.pyc or __init__.pyo is also considered to be a package, and if file XYZ.py contains tests but is absent while XYZ.pyc or XYZ.pyo exists then the compiled files will be used.  This is necessary when running tests against a tree where the .py files have been removed after compilation to .pyc/.pyo.  Use of this option implies --keepbytecode.

--exit-with-status

DEPRECATED: The test runner will always exit with a status.

Referenced By

The man page python3-zope-testrunner(1) is an alias of zope-testrunner(1).

November 2017 zope.testrunner version 4.8.1 User Commands