Running the unit tests on the command line in TYPO3 8.7

  1. Make sure that there is at least one front-end page in your TYPO3 installation.

  2. Execute <path-to-your-typo3-installation>/typo3/sysext/core/bin/typo3 phpunit:run --options="options for phpunit like --verbose -c phpunitIntegration.xml"

Running the tests on the command line on MAMP/XAMPP etc.

If you are using MAMP , you need to edit your localconf.php. (The problem is that MAMP uses another MySQL socket than the default socket.) To fix this, edit your localconf.php and add the socket behind the typo3_db host, e.g.:

$typo_db_host = 'localhost:/Applications/MAMP/tmp/mysql/mysql.sock';

Applications like Xampp/MAMP on (Mac OS) provide their own PHP binary which is needed to execute the CLi dispatcher. Example:

Won't work:

$ ./typo3/sysext/core/bin/typo3 phpunit:run typo3conf/ext/coffee/Tests/


$ /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/php-7.2.5 ./typo3/sysext/core/bin/typo3 phpunit:run typo3conf/ext/coffee/Tests/