minitest-reporters - create customizable Minitest output formats Build Status

Death to haphazard monkey-patching! Extend Minitest through simple hooks.


gem install minitest-reporters


In your test_helper.rb file, add the following lines:

require "minitest/reporters"

This will swap out the Minitest runner to the custom one used by minitest-reporters and use the correct reporters for Textmate, Rubymine, and the console. If you would like to write your own reporter, just include Minitest::Reporter and override the methods you'd like. Take a look at the provided reporters for examples.

Don't like the default progress bar reporter?


Want to use multiple reporters?

Minitest::Reporters.use! [,]

The following reporters are provided:

Minitest::Reporters::DefaultReporter  # => Redgreen-capable version of standard Minitest reporter
Minitest::Reporters::SpecReporter     # => Turn-like output that reads like a spec
Minitest::Reporters::ProgressReporter # => Fuubar-like output with a progress bar
Minitest::Reporters::RubyMateReporter # => Simple reporter designed for RubyMate
Minitest::Reporters::RubyMineReporter # => Reporter designed for RubyMine IDE and TeamCity CI server
Minitest::Reporters::JUnitReporter    # => JUnit test reporter designed for JetBrains TeamCity

Options can be passed to these reporters at construction-time, e.g. to force color output from DefaultReporter:

Minitest::Reporters.use! [ => true)]


Default Reporter

Default Reporter

Spec Reporter

Spec Reporter

Progress Reporter

Progress Reporter


If you are using minitest-reporters with ActiveSupport 3.x, make sure that you require ActiveSupport before invoking Minitest::Reporters.use!. Minitest-reporters fixes incompatibilities caused by monkey patches in ActiveSupport 3.x. ActiveSupport 4.x is unaffected.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Commit, but do not mess with the Rakefile. If you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump the version in a commit by itself in another branch so I can ignore it when I pull.
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for git flow feature branches.



Minitest-reporters is licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for details.