How to run a single test in scalatest from maven
I have not found any documentation on how to do this. For JUnit the equivalent would be:
mvn -Dtest=org.apache.spark.streaming.InputStreamSuite test
I found an answer from here and it works:(https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/scalatest-users/Rr0gy61dg-0)
run test 'a pending test' in HelloSuite, and all tests in HelloWordSpec:
mvn test -Dsuites='org.example. HelloSuite @a pending test, org.example.HelloWordSpec'
run all tests in HelloSuite containing 'hello':
mvn test -Dsuites='org.example.HelloSuite hello'
for more details: http://scalatest.org/user_guide/using_the_scalatest_maven_plugin
Found the answer: it is
So here is the example command line:
mvn -pl streaming -DwildcardSuites=org.apache.spark.streaming.InputStreamSuite test
Update Newer versions of scalatest use
So the syntax would be:
mvn -pl streaming -Dsuites=org.apache.spark.streaming.InputStreamSuite test
Note that if you have some Java tests in the same module, as much of spark does, you need to turn them off -which you can do by telling surefire to run a test that isn't there
Here is the test that I've just been running
mvn test -Dtest=moo -DwildcardSuites=org.apache.spark.deploy.yarn.ClientSuite
That skips the java test and only runs the scala one.
One thing which scalatest doesn't seem to do is let you run a single test within a suite, the way maven surefire does. That's not ideal if you have one failing test in a big suite.
[Correction 2016-08-22: looks like you can ask for a specific suite by name; look at the other answers below. Happy to be wrong].