[Rd] Print output during long tests?

Paul Gilbert pgilbert902 at gmail.com
Mon May 4 19:38:52 CEST 2015

If your tests can be divided into multiple files in the tests/ directory 
then you will get lines like

  * checking tests ...
  Running ‘test1.R’
  Running ‘test2.R’
  Running ‘test3.R’


On 05/04/2015 11:52 AM, Toby Hocking wrote:
> I am the author of R package animint which uses testthat for unit tests.
> This means that there is a single test file (animint/tests/testthat.R) and
> during R CMD check we will see the following output
> * checking tests ...
> Running ‘testthat.R’
> I run these tests on Travis, which has a policy that if no output is
> received after 10 minutes, it will kill the check. Because animint's
> testthat tests take a total of over 10 minutes, Travis kills the R CMD
> check job before it has finished all the tests. This is a problem since we
> would like to run animint tests on Travis.
> One solution to this problem would be if R CMD check could output more
> lines other than just Running testthat.R. Can I give some command line
> switch to R CMD check or set some environment variable, so that some more
> verbose test output could be shown on R CMD check?
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