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A single test file for Bourne-based shell scripts using the shunit2 test framework.

To use, add tests to your file per https://github.com/kward/shunit2/. Specify the shell to run with by either setting the field shell or including a shebang. To test the same file with multiple shells, create multiple shunit2_tests targets, one for each shell.

Pants will automatically download the shunit2 bash script and add source ./shunit2 to your test for you. If you already have source ./shunit2, Pants will overwrite it to use the correct relative path.

Backend: pants.backend.shell


type: Iterable[str] | None
default: None

Addresses to other targets that this target depends on, e.g. ['helloworld/subdir:lib', 'helloworld/main.py:lib', '3rdparty:reqs#django'].

This augments any dependencies inferred by Pants, such as by analyzing your imports. Use ./pants dependencies or ./pants peek on this target to get the final result.

See Targets and BUILD files#target-addresses and Targets and BUILD files#target-generation for more about how addresses are formed, including for generated targets. You can also run ./pants list :: to find all addresses in your project, or ./pants list dir: to find all addresses defined in that directory.

If the target is in the same BUILD file, you can leave off the BUILD file path, e.g. :tgt instead of helloworld/subdir:tgt. For generated first-party addresses, use ./ for the file path, e.g. ./main.py:tgt; for all other generated targets, use :tgt#generated_name.

You may exclude dependencies by prefixing with !, e.g. ['!helloworld/subdir:lib', '!./sibling.txt']. Ignores are intended for false positives with dependency inference; otherwise, simply leave off the dependency from the BUILD file.


type: str | None
default: None

A human-readable description of the target.

Use ./pants list --documented :: to see all targets with descriptions.


type: Iterable[str] | None
default: None

Addresses to targets that can be built with the ./pants package goal and whose resulting artifacts should be included in the test run.

Pants will build the artifacts as if you had run ./pants package. It will include the results in your test's chroot, using the same name they would normally have, but without the --distdir prefix (e.g. dist/).

You can include anything that can be built by ./pants package, e.g. a pex_binary, python_awslambda, or an archive.


type: 'bash' | 'dash' | 'ksh' | 'pdksh' | 'sh' | 'zsh' | None
default: None

Which shell to run the tests with. If unspecified, Pants will look for a shebang line.


type: bool
default: False
backend: pants.backend.shell.lint.shellcheck

If true, don't run Shellcheck on this target's code.


type: bool
default: False
backend: pants.backend.shell.lint.shfmt

If true, don't run shfmt on this target's code.


type: bool
default: False

If true, don't run this target's tests.


type: str

A single file that belongs to this target.

Path is relative to the BUILD file's directory, e.g. source='example.ext'.


type: Iterable[str] | None
default: None

Arbitrary strings to describe a target.

For example, you may tag some test targets with 'integration_test' so that you could run ./pants --tag='integration_test' test :: to only run on targets with that tag.


type: int | None
default: None

A timeout (in seconds) used by each test file belonging to this target.

If unset, the test will never time out.

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