Pytest is the de facto standard for Python unit testing and continuous integration. To be complete in testing, one should test the interactive console scripts that for many Python programs is the main method of use.
Console script testing can be added through
Pytest Console Scripts
addon, but I usually simply use
subprocess.check_call directly like Pytest Console Scripts addon does.
#!/usr/bin/env python import pytest import subprocess def test_find(): subprocess.check_call(['findssh']) if __name__ == '__main__': pytest.main(['-r', 'a', '-v', __file__])
Note that I did not include the
.py suffix because my
[options.entry_points] console_scripts = findssh = findssh:main
which is useful for cross-platform command line use. The user just types into Terminal or Command Prompt:
to run the Python program.