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Wrap tests with fixtures in freeze_time

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Wrap tests with fixtures in freeze_time


  • Freeze time in both the test and fixtures
  • Access the freezer when you need it


You can install “pytest-freezegun” via pip from PyPI:

$ pip install pytest-freezegun


All the features can be seen in this example:

def current_date():

def test_current_date(current_date):
    assert current_date == date(2017, 5, 21)

def test_changing_date(current_date, freezer):
    assert current_date == date(2017, 5, 20)
    assert current_date == date(2017, 5, 21)

def test_not_using_marker(freezer):
    now =
    later =
    assert now == later


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox. You can later check coverage with coverage combine && coverage html. Please try to keep coverage at least the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, “pytest-freezegun” is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


This Pytest plugin was generated with Cookiecutter along with @hackebrot’s Cookiecutter-pytest-plugin template.

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