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An overview of the test frameworks used by mycroft-core.

Unit Tests

Mycroft-core unit tests are located in mycroft-core/test/unittests
These are created using the unittest package from the Python standard library.

Test runner

A helper command is provided in mycroft-core/bin to enable quick and simple access to the test runner. It is assumed that this directory is on your $PATH .
If that is not the case, prepend all mycroft-* commands with the path to your mycroft-core/bin directory or run the tests manually.

Execute all tests

To execute all tests run:
mycroft-start unittest

Execute single test

To execute a single test file run:
mycroft-start singlueunittest path/to/test/
The second argument points to the test file you wish to execute. Note that this is relative to your mycroft-core installation.
If I was working on the audio utilities, I might run:
mycroft-start singlueunittest test/unittests/audio/

Manually run tests

The mycroft-start helper commands are a convenience wrapper. They activate the Python virtual environment and run pytest.
The equivalent commands to run all tests would be:
cd ~/mycroft-core
source .venv/bin/activate

Integration Tests

The Mycroft integration test suite is called Voight Kampff. Currently this does explicitly cover mycroft-core, however Skills are tested, which indirectly tests a range of Mycroft's technologies.
For more detail on Voight Kampff see: