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nodeunit(1) -- simple node.js unit testing tool


nodeunit [options] <file-or-directory> [<file-or-directory> ...]


Nodeunit is a simple unit testing tool based on the node.js assert module.

  • Simple to use
  • Just export the tests from a module
  • Helps you avoid common pitfalls when testing asynchronous code
  • Easy to add test cases with setUp and tearDown functions if you wish
  • Allows the use of mocks and stubs


--config FILE:
Load config options from a JSON file, allows the customisation of color schemes for the default test reporter etc. See bin/nodeunit.json for current available options.

--reporter FILE:
You can set the test reporter to a custom module or on of the modules in nodeunit/lib/reporters, when omitted, the default test runner is used.

List available build-in reporters.

-h, --help:
Display the help and exit.

-v, --version:
Output version information and exit.

: You can run nodeunit on specific files or on all \.js* files inside
a directory.


Written by Caolan McMahon and other nodeunit contributors.
Contributors list:


Report nodeunit bugs to


Copyright © 2010 Caolan McMahon.
Nodeunit has been released under the MIT license:



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