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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Plugin spotlight – vim-test

This is the most popular test runner, as it provides a set of compilers (as well as handy mappings) for plugging into a lot of test runners. For Python, vim-test supports djangotest, django-nose, nose, nose2, pytest, and PyUnit. It's available from https://github.com/janko-m/vim-test. You'll have to make sure you have the desired test runner already installed before using vim-test.

If you're using vim-plug, you can install vim-test by adding Plug 'janko-m/vim-test' to your .vimrc file and running :w | source $MYVIMRC | PlugInstall.

vim-test supports the following commands:

  • :TestNearest runs the test nearest to the cursor
  • :TestFile runs the tests in the current file
  • :TestSuite runs the entire test suite
  • :TestLast ...

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