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pytest 7.4.0 (2023-06-23)


  • #10901: Added ExceptionInfo.from_exception() <pytest.ExceptionInfo.from_exception>{.interpreted-text role="func"}, a simpler way to create an ~pytest.ExceptionInfo{.interpreted-text role="class"} from an exception.
    This can replace ExceptionInfo.from_exc_info() <pytest.ExceptionInfo.from_exc_info()>{.interpreted-text role="func"} for most uses.


  • #10872: Update test log report annotation to named tuple and fixed inconsistency in docs for pytest_report_teststatus{.interpreted-text role="hook"} hook.

  • #10907: When an exception traceback to be displayed is completely filtered out (by mechanisms such as __tracebackhide__, internal frames, and similar), now only the exception string and the following message are shown:

    "All traceback entries are hidden. Pass [--full-trace]{.title-ref} to see hidden and internal frames.".

    Previously, the last frame of the traceback was shown, even though it was hidden.

  • #10940: Improved verbose output (-vv) of skip and xfail reasons by performing text wrapping while leaving a clear margin for progress output.

    Added TerminalReporter.wrap_write() as a helper for that.

  • #10991: Added handling of %f directive to print microseconds in log format options, such as log-date-format.

  • #11005: Added the underlying exception to the cache provider's path creation and write warning messages.

  • #11013: Added warning when testpaths{.interpreted-text role="confval"} is set, but paths are not found by glob. In this case, pytest will fall back to searching from the current directory.

  • #11043: When [--confcutdir]{.title-ref} is not specified, and there is no config file present, the conftest cutoff directory ([--confcutdir]{.title-ref}) is now set to the rootdir <rootdir>{.interpreted-text role="ref"}.
    Previously in such cases, []{.title-ref} files would be probed all the way to the root directory of the filesystem.
    If you are badly affected by this change, consider adding an empty config file to your desired cutoff directory, or explicitly set [--confcutdir]{.title-ref}.

  • #11081: The norecursedirs{.interpreted-text role="confval"} check is now performed in a pytest_ignore_collect{.interpreted-text role="hook"} implementation, so plugins can affect it.

    If after updating to this version you see that your [norecursedirs]{.title-ref} setting is not being respected,
    it means that a conftest or a plugin you use has a bad [pytest_ignore_collect]{.title-ref} implementation.
    Most likely, your hook returns [False]{.title-ref} for paths it does not want to ignore,
    which ends the processing and doesn't allow other plugins, including pytest itself, to ignore the path.
    The fix is to return [None]{.title-ref} instead of [False]{.title-ref} for paths your hook doesn't want to ignore.

  • #8711: caplog.set_level() <pytest.LogCaptureFixture.set_level>{.interpreted-text role="func"} and caplog.at_level() <pytest.LogCaptureFixture.at_level>{.interpreted-text role="func"}
    will temporarily enable the requested level if level was disabled globally via

Bug Fixes

  • #10831: Terminal Reporting: Fixed bug when running in --tb=line mode where tests report None.
  • #11068: Fixed the --last-failed whole-file skipping functionality ("skipped N files") for non-python test files <non-python tests>{.interpreted-text role="ref"}.
  • #11104: Fixed a regression in pytest 7.3.2 which caused to testpaths{.interpreted-text role="confval"} to be considered for loading initial conftests,
    even when it was not utilized (e.g. when explicit paths were given on the command line).
    Now the testpaths are only considered when they are in use.
  • #1904: Fixed traceback entries hidden with __tracebackhide__ = True still being shown for chained exceptions (parts after "... the above exception ..." message).
  • #7781: Fix writing non-encodable text to log file when using --debug.

Improved Documentation

  • #9146: Improved documentation for caplog.set_level() <pytest.LogCaptureFixture.set_level>{.interpreted-text role="func"}.

Trivial/Internal Changes

  • #11031: Enhanced the CLI flag for -c to now include --config-file to make it clear that this flag applies to the usage of a custom config file.

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