What is runTests.sh?¶
This is a shell script which is included in the TYPO3 core git repository. It used to supply commands for running tests but has since evolved to include other commands as well for checking, fixing, building etc. It will be used for a number of tasks during the core contribution workflow.
The script uses Docker and several Docker images to run the tasks - using the correct versions (of PHP etc.) for the current branch of your TYPO3 repository.
It is recommended to use the
-h option (help) to show the help output and
especially look in the beginning of the output for a description and the listing
of dependencies, in the list under
-s to show available commands and at
the bottom of the output for examples.
See the listed dependencies in the help output.
choose the command to run (if omitted, unit tests are run)
PHP version (if omitted, the default version is used)
For more options, see the help (
We will quickly go over each type of command next.
We categorize the commands and show some examples here. It is recommended to
-h as described previously to view the help output and examples. The
* is used as wildcard to indicate that there are further commands
which start with the same string.
Commands for building:
-s composerInstall (composerInstall*)
-s buildCss: build CSS assets
Checks and fixes, run static analyzer, lint etc:
-s cglGit : check (and fix!) the CGL issues in the files which are in the most recent git commit
-s checkComposer (check*)
Commands for running tests:
-s unit (unit*)
-s functional (functional*)
-s acceptance (acceptance*)
Cleanup, clear cache:
-s clean (clean*)
Be sure to exclude the
typo3temp directory from indexing in your IDE
(e.g. PhpStorm) before starting the acceptance tests.
All examples expect to be executed from a git cloned working directory of TYPO3 CMS main branch (as described in SETUP).
Running the script or a specific command line argument combination for the first time will take some time, because all necessary prerequisites for the docker images need to be fetched. The next runs should be faster.
Run composer install:
Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -s composerInstall
CGL check and fix¶
Do Coding Guidelines checks and fix them.
Check and fix. This applies the command only to the files in the latest commit:
Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -s cglGit
Check and do NOT fix. This applies the command only to the files in the latest commit:
Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -s cglGit -n
Run all unit tests¶
Run unit tests with xdebug (uses default port 9000)¶
Run specific unit tests with xdebug¶
Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -x <directory or file>
Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -x typo3/sysext/core/Tests/Unit/LinkHandling/
Run functional tests¶
./Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -s functional
Run functional tests with PostgreSQL¶
./Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -s functional -d postgres
Run acceptance tests¶
./Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -s acceptance
Depending on the power of your local machine you can expect about 30 minutes or more for the acceptance tests.
If something does not work as expected, it might help to run the script
with the additional
-v (for verbose output) option.
Before diagnosing problems in the script, make sure to check if Docker is running smoothly on your system.
A quick test is to run the docker hello-world image:
docker run hello-world
You should see something like this message:
Hello from Docker! This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.
Also, see docker troubleshooting pages for more in-depth information, such as Docker for Mac: Logs and troublehooting
All results will be displayed on the screen. The script should exit with standard exit codes:
0 means all is ok
!= 0 means error
Reports of the acceptance tests will be stored in
typo3temp/var/tests/AcceptanceReports with screenshots from the browser.
Direct commands without Docker¶
If you have problems with docker, you can run some of the lowlevel scripts and
commands directly. However it does depend on your system, whether they run
successfully. The docker /
runTests.sh method gives us the possibility to have
a controlled environment where the tests run in. That also means, the databases
that the functional tests require are already created automatically. That is not
the case, if you run the tests locally on your current system.
That being said, running the tests directly is not being officially supported, but you can try this out yourself.
You can look in the source of
Build/Scripts/runTests.sh or rather in
Build/testing-docker/local/docker-compose.yml to see which commands the
script calls and run these directly. Not everything will work, because there may
be dependencies, that are only available in the docker container.
Also, you can run some of the scripts in
Run all unit tests¶
bin/phpunit -c vendor/typo3/testing-framework/Resources/Core/Build/UnitTests.xml
Run specific unit tests¶
bin/phpunit -c vendor/typo3/testing-framework/Resources/Core/Build/UnitTests.xml <directory or file>
bin/phpunit -c vendor/typo3/testing-framework/Resources/Core/Build/UnitTests.xml typo3/sysext/core/Tests/Unit/LinkHandling/
Run all functional tests¶
bin/phpunit -c vendor/typo3/testing-framework/Resources/Core/Build/FunctionalTests.xml
Check for Coding Guidelines¶
The cgl checking commands / scripts not only check, they repair as well!
Mac / Linux:
Remember, cglFixMyCommit only checks files in latest commit, so you must have committed already. Commit again with --amend after you checked things and repaired the file, or call cglFixMyCommit.sh -h for alternatives.