How to Skip Directories With Pytest?

Better Stack Team
Updated on May 15, 2024

You can instruct Pytest to exclude specific directories from testing with the --ignore option.

To exclude a single directory, execute:

pytest --ignore=somedirectory

To exclude multiple directories at once, use:

pytest --ignore=somedirectory --ignore=someotherdirectory

Additionally, to have Pytest automatically ignore certain directories every time without needing to specify them manually for each session, you can set this in the pytest.ini file:

addopts = --ignore=somedirectory --ignore=someotherdirectory

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