PHPUnit Pretty Result Printer

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CodeDungeon PHPUnit Pretty Result Printer

Version 0.29.2 Extend the default PHPUnit Result Printer with a modern, pretty printer!

📦 PHPUnit Pretty Result Printer -- Packagist


Installation provided via composer and can be done with the following command, the current version requires PHP 7.1 or greater:

> composer require --dev codedungeon/phpunit-result-printer

Upgrading to >= 0.29.x

If you are upgrading from previous verison and have published phpunit-printer.yml locally, make sure add the following to the options section

  cd-printer-dont-format-classname: false

Execute Initialization Script (Optional)

The following steps are optional, but will provide zero configuration for implementing phpunit-pretty-result-printer

  • Adds printerClass="Codedungeon\PHPUnitPrettyResultPrinter\Printer" to phpunit.xml file
  • Copies default phpunit-printer.yml to project root for easier customization
> php ./vendor/codedungeon/phpunit-result-printer/src/init.php

Manual Configuration

Alternately, if you wish to configure phpunit-pretty-result-printer manually, you will need to update your phpunit.xml file as follows

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <phpunit printerClass="Codedungeon\PHPUnitPrettyResultPrinter\Printer">
    // ....

Or from Command-Line:

 > phpunit --printer=Codedungeon\\PHPUnitPrettyResultPrinter\\Printer

Laravel 5.3 with PHP version 7.0.x

If you are using PHP 7.0.x, you will need to use a compatible version of PHPUnit Result Printer (version 0.8.x)

> composer require --dev codedungeon/phpunit-result-printer:^0.8

AnyBar Integration

If you have AnyBar installed, it will be enabled by default. You can disable using cd-printer-anybar-enabled option (see below)

**Anybar is off by default, thus you will need to set the cd-printer-anybar option in the phpunit-printer.yml to true if you wish to use Anybar.

This has been done to address issues with using CI tools such as travis (please see Issue 122 for details) **

NOTE: AnyBar is only available with PHPUnit 7.1 or greater. If you need support for previous versions, please let us know. We are slowly deprecating versions before 7.1.

Configuration Options

  • Create a phpunit-printer.yml file in your application root to override default (or anywhere use up the parent tree. It will search recursively up the tree until a configuration file is found. If not found, default configuration will be used). The following options are available (along with their default values):


Property Name Default Description
cd-printer-hide-class false Hides the display of the test class name
cd-printer-simple-output false Uses the default PHPUnit markers (but still uses Printer)
cd-printer-show-config true Show path to used configuration file
cd-printer-hide-namespace true Hide test class namespaces (will only show print class name)
cd-printer-anybar true Enable AnyBar (if anybar is not installed, settings will be ignored)
cd-printer-anybar-port 1738 Define AnyBar port number
cd-printer-dont-format-classname false Show entire classname*
  • If cd-printer-hide-namespace set to false and cd-printer-dont-format-classname to false will attempt to keep everyting formatted
  • If cd-printer-dont-format-classname nothing will be formatted and full classname will be displayed


You can customize the markers which are used for success, fail, error, skipped, incomplete by modifying the phpunit-printer.yml file.

Marker Value *
cd-pass "✔ "
cd-fail "✖ "
cd-error "⚈ "
cd-skipped "→ "
cd-incomplete "∅ "
cd-risky "⌽ "

* Notice space after each marker. This makes the output a little more visually appealing, thus keep that in mind when creating your own custom markers


Copyright © 2017-2021 Mike Erickson Released under the MIT license


phpunit-result-printer written by Mike Erickson


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