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How do I configure Playwright to run all test files instead of just a single file?

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Configure Playwright to Run All Test Files

To run all test files with @playwright/test, you need to ensure that your test files match the pattern specified in the testMatch configuration. By default, Playwright looks for test files with the pattern **/*.{spec,test}.{js,ts}.

Here's a step-by-step guide to ensure all your test files are executed:

  1. Organize your test files: Place all your test files in a specific folder, like tests, and use the .spec.ts or .test.ts extension.

    tests/
      ├── login.spec.ts
      ├── navigation.spec.ts
      └── search.spec.ts
  2. Update the Playwright configuration: In your playwright.config.ts file, set the testMatch property to match your test files' pattern. If you follow the folder structure above, the default pattern should work.

    import { PlaywrightTestConfig } from '@playwright/test';
    
    const config: PlaywrightTestConfig = {
      testMatch: '**/*.{spec,test}.{js,ts}',
      // Other configurations...
    };
    
    export default config;
  3. Run the tests: Execute the playwright test command in your terminal to run all test files.

    $ npx playwright test

By following these steps, Playwright will run all your test files. For more tips on writing efficient Playwright test scripts, check out this blog post.

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