Here's how to call specific unit tests with pytest. I always forget the syntax, so I'm posting it here for reference.
If your test-suite takes a noticeable time to complete, then this can really speed up testing.
import unittest def test_function(): assert 1 == 1 class TestClass(unittest.TestCase): def test_method1(self): assert 1 == 1 def test_method2(self): assert 3 == 3
Calling a Specific File
To call a specific file, specify the file's path as the argument to pytest:
pytest will evaluate test_function, test_method1, and test_method2
Calling a Specific Function in a File
To call a specific unit-test inside that file, you can use the :: separator followed by the method's name:
This will run only test_function
Calling a Specific Class
To call tests inside a unittest.TestCase class, you can use the double-colon separator as well:
This will evaluate test_method1 and test_method2
Test classes do not need to inherit from unittest.TestCase to be found via pytest however, pytest is compatible with the unittest module
Calling a Specific Method
To test a specific method of that class use the colon yet again:
This will call exclusively test_method1.