Exit codes

Running pytest can result in six different exit codes:

Exit code 0

All tests were collected and passed successfully

Exit code 1

Tests were collected and run but some of the tests failed

Exit code 2

Test execution was interrupted by the user

Exit code 3

Internal error happened while executing tests

Exit code 4

pytest command line usage error

Exit code 5

No tests were collected

They are represented by the pytest.ExitCode enum. The exit codes being a part of the public API can be imported and accessed directly using:

from pytest import ExitCode

Note

If you would like to customize the exit code in some scenarios, specially when no tests are collected, consider using the pytest-custom_exit_code plugin.