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pytest-sugar is a plugin for pytest that changes the default look and feel of pytest (e.g. progressbar, show tests that fail instantly).

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pytest-sugar ✨

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This plugin extends pytest by showing failures and errors instantly, adding a progress bar, improving the test results, and making the output look better.



To install pytest-sugar:

python -m pip install pytest-sugar

Once installed, the plugin is activated automatically. Run your tests normally:


If you would like more detailed output (one test per line), then you may use the verbose option:

pytest --verbose

If you would like to run tests without pytest-sugar, use:

pytest -p no:sugar

How to contribute 👷‍♂️

Open in GitHub Codespaces

Make sure to read our Code of Conduct. You can get started modifying the codebase with the following commands. Alternatively, you can try Github Codespaces (click the badge above). Push the changes to your repository & create a pull request.

git clone
cd pytest-sugar
python -m venv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate
echo ".venv" >> .git/info/exclude
pip install -e ".[dev]"
pre-commit install

There are two ways of running tests. We have our proper tests:

pytest .

There are also fake tests that can be used to visualise the output:

pytest faketests

When submitting a pull request, please add a file in the root of the project that contains the release type (major, minor, patch) and a summary of the changes that will be used as the release changelog entry. For example:

Release type: patch

For long-running tests, display minutes and not only seconds.


You will need the following prerequisites in order to use pytest-sugar:

  • Python 3.8 or newer
  • pytest 6.2 or newer

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