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Continues test runner.

Project Description


Crunner is small application to run test after every change and notify about results

Main features:

  • Continuously watch directories
  • Execute proper tests after every change
  • Send notification about test result
  • Test framework independent
  • Notifier independent


  • Python 2.7
  • watchdog
  • mock


pip install crunner


Latest version of package is available in project artifacts <a href=””>.


Configuration file .crunner.json has to created in user home directory. The format of the file looks like below:

  "main": {
    "run_on_start": true,
    "delay": 5
  "notifier": {
    "cmd": "/usr/bin/notify-send",
    "img_arg": "-i",
    "msg_arg": "",
    "add_args": ""
  "tester": {
    "cmd": "py.test",
    "args": "-s --timeout 1 --pep8"
  "projects": {
    "pytest-crunner": {
      "active": true,
      "test_path": "/home/user/crunner/test/",
      "project_path": "/home/user/crunner",
      "watching_types": [".*.py"]

Presented configuration is notifier and test framework independent. It is possible to extend this configuration to watch multiple projects by adding new configuration project.


The main command is: crun

Executed without argument will watch and test all projects configured as active.

Executed with project name argument will watch and test only specified project.

# To watch and test all active projects

# To watch and test only one project
crun some_project


crunner - Application to run test after every change and notify about results.

Copyright (C) 2014 Pawel Chomicki

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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