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Match test output against patterns stored in files

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This is a pytest plugin which provides a couple of fixtures to match
test output against patterns stored in files.

The plugin extend pytest with the following CLI options:

- ``--pm-save-patterns`` -- to store output to a pattern file (instead of checking);
- ``--pm-patterns-base-dir`` to specify a base directory, where to lookup pattern files.

Pattern files are stored in a base directory and additional paths based on test module
name, test class name and/or test function name as following:



Note, that for non-class test functions the *test-class-name* part is absent.

Quick Start

The plugin provides :py:function:`expected_out` and :py:function:`expected_err`
named fixture functions.

.. code-block:: python

def test_foo(capfd, expected_out):

stdout, stderr = capfd.readouterr()

assert stdout == expected_out

Add ``pm-patterns-base-dir`` option to ``pytest.ini`` file (and ``pytest`` section)
pointing for example to ``test/data/expected``. For the first ``pytest`` run it would
fail, cuz there is no expected pattern file present. To write it one can use
:command:`pytest` CLI:


$ pytest --pm-save-patterns test/

Review the stored pattern file and add to your VCS.

See Also

* `How it works <>`_

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