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Tomty - Raku Test Framework.


zef install Tomty

Build Status

Build Status


tomty --edit test-01

bash "echo Hello World"

tomty --edit test-02

bash "echo Upps && exit 1";

tomty --edit test-03

bash "echo Hello Again!";

tomty --all # Run all tests and make reports

[1/3] / [test-01] .......  2 sec. OK
[2/3] / [test-02] .......  3 sec. FAIL
[3/3] / [test-03] .......  3 sec. OK
)=: (2) tests passed / (1) failed

# save tests to Git

echo ".tomty/.cache" >> .gitignore

git add .tomty


Writing tests

Tomty test is just a Raku scenario:

tomty --edit test-meta6-file-exist


bash "test -f META6.json"

You can write more advanced tests, for example:

# Check if raku.org is accessible

tomty --edit test-raku-org-alive



# Check if META6.json file is a valid json

tomty --edit test-meta6-is-valid-json


task-run "meta6 is a valid json", "json-lint";

Check out Sparrow6 DSL on what you can use writing your tests.

Running tests

It will find all the tests and run them in sequence.

For example:

tomty test-meta6-is-valid-json

Examining tests

To list all the tests just say tomty --list

This command will list all tests.

Managing tests

Removing test

To remove test use --remove option:

tomty --remove $test

Edit test source code

Use --edit to create test from the scratch or to edit existed test source code:

tomty --edit $test

Getting test source code

Use --cat command to print out test source code:

tomtit --cat $test

Use --lines flag to print out test source code with line numbers.



    dbname => "products",
    dbhost => "localhost"


When tomty runs it picks the .tomty/env/config.pl6 and read configuration from it variables will be accessible as config Hash, inside Tomty scenarios:

my $dbname = config<dbname>;
my $dbhost = config<dbhost>;

To define named configuration ( environment ), simply create .tomty/env/config{$env}.pl6 file and refer to it through --env=$env parameter:

nano .tomty/env/config.prod.pl6

tomty --env=prod ... other parameters here # will run with production configuration

You can run editor for environment configuration by using --edit option:

tomty --env-edit test    # edit test environment configuration

tomty --env-edit default # edit default configuration

You can activate environment by using --env-set parameter:

tomty --env-set prod    # set prod environment as default
tomty --env-set         # to list active (current) environment
tomty --env-set default # to set current environment to default

To view environment configuration use --env-cat command:

tomty --env-cat $env

Use --lines flag to print out environment source code with line numbers.

You print out the list of all environments by using --env-list parameters:

tomty --env-list


Tomty macros allow to pre-process test scenarios. To embed macros use =begin tomty .. =end tomty syntax:

=begin tomty
  tag => "slow"
=end tomty

Macros could be any Raku code, returning Hash. The example above set tag=slow for slow running tests, you can skip test execution by using --skip option:

tomty --skip=slow

See also tags filtering.

Tags filtering

Tags filtering allows to run subsets of scenarios using tags as criteria.

Logical OR

By default logical OR is implied when using comma:


tomty --skip=slow,windows # skip slow OR windows tests

tomty --only=frontend,backend # only frontend OR backend test

Logical AND

Use + to mimic logical AND:

tomty --only=database+mysql # execute only mysql database tests

--skip and --only could be combined to get more sophisticated scenarios:

tomty --only=database+mysql,skip=window # execute only mysql database tests BUT not for windows OS system

List tags

One can list available tags by:

tomty --list --tags

You can combine --tags with --only or --skip options to list tagged tests.


tomty --tags --only=foo  # list tests tagged by `foo`

tomty --tags --only=foo+bar  # list tests tagged by `foo` AND `bar`

tomty --tags --only=foo,bar  # list tests tagged by `foo` OR `bar`


Tomty profile sets command line arguments for a named profile:

cat .tomty/profile

  default => %(
    skip => "broken"

One can override following command line arguments through a profile:

In the future more arguments will be supported.

A default profile sets default command line arguments when tomty cli run.

To add more profiles just add more Hash keys and define proper settings:

  default => %(
    skip => "broken"
  development => %(
    only => "new-bugs"

To chose profile use --profile option:

tomty --profile development

Bash completion

Tomty comes with nice Bash completion to easy cli usage, use --completion option to install completion:

tomty --completion

And then source ~/.tomty_completion.sh to activate one.

Tomty cli


Run all tests

Show failed tests

Runs tests in verbose mode, print more details about every test

Run in color mode

List tests/tags

To list test only:

tomty --list

To lists tags only:

tomty --list --tags

Omit header when list tests. Allow to edit tests one by one:

for i in $(tomty --noheader); do tomty --edit $i; done

Edit, dump, remove test

Edit, list, set environment

Install Tomty Bash completion

Get log for given test run, useful when running in all tests mode:

tomty -all

tomty --log test-01

Set tags filters.

Skip tests tagged as slow

tomty --skip=slow

Only run tests tagged as linux

tomty --only=linux

See also tags filtering for more details on tag filtering.

Show available tags:

tomty --list --tags # list all tags

You can combine --tags with --only or --skip options:

tomty --tags --only=foo+bar  # list tests tagged by `foo` AND `bar`

Environment variables

Use it when debugging Tomty itself:

TOMTY_DEBUG=1 tomty --all

See also


Alexey Melezhik

Thanks to

God, as my inspiration