I would like to save simpletest test results into a log file. What bash commands should I use ?

I tried this command (example) but nothing is saved into /var/tmp folder :

sudo -u apache drush test-run Comment --xml /var/tmp

I use Linux , Drupal 7.12, Drush 4.5

3 Answers 3


I don't use drush test-run, but Drush options are always in the form --xml=/var/tmp.

c.f. http://drupal.org/node/1416198

From drush help test-run

 --xml      Output verbose test results to a     
            specified directory using the JUnit  
            test reporting format. Useful for    
            integrating with Jenkins.  


sudo -u apache drush test-run Comment --all --xml=/var/tmp

Try something like this:

sudo -u apache drush test-run > /var/tmp/whatever.txt
  • I tried this as well but unfortunately this also didn't work.
    – LLub
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 23:19
  • Actually what I did was just this: drush test-run > /var/tmp/whatever.txt ... What is the error you get?
    – dxvargas
    Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 3:41
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    if I use your example nothing goes into whatever.txt
    – LLub
    Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 8:29

What worked for me finally was:

sudo -u apache drush test-run Comment --xml=/var/tmp >/var/tmp/test.log 2>/var/tmp/test.err

Thanks for help from hiphip and greg_1_anderson :)

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