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From "Alexander Klimetschek (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (SUREFIRE-701) showSuccess option for test reports: show reports only for failed tests
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:40:22 GMT
showSuccess option for test reports: show reports only for failed tests

                 Key: SUREFIRE-701
             Project: Maven Surefire
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Maven Surefire Plugin
    Affects Versions: 2.7.3
            Reporter: Alexander Klimetschek
         Attachments: showsuccess.patch

Use case:

When you have a few tests, and some of them fail during development/refactoring, you find
yourself repeatedly looking into target/surefire-reports to open the test report (txt) files
with the errors and stack traces to analyze them. However, by default reports will be written
also for successful tests, and both in txt and xml format (the xml files can already be omitted
using disableXmlReport=false). This makes it hard to find the files that contain the failed

Solution proposal:

Just as the maven-surefire-report-plugin already has a showSuccess option, that, if set to
"false", will not report successful tests, the same should be available for the maven-surefire-plugin
and the normal test goal.

Either set "-DshowSuccess=false" on the command line or define "<showSuccess>false</showSuccess>"
in the maven-surefire-plugin configuration of the pom, and reports for successful tests should
not be written to the reports directory.

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