How to run a single test with Mocha?

The Solution to How to run a single test with Mocha? is

Try using mocha's --grep option:

    -g, --grep <pattern>            only run tests matching <pattern>

You can use any valid JavaScript regex as <pattern>. For instance, if we have test/mytest.js:

it('logs a', function(done) {

it('logs b', function(done) {


$ mocha -g 'logs a'

To run a single test. Note that this greps across the names of all describe(name, fn) and it(name, fn) invocations.

Consider using nested describe() calls for namespacing in order to make it easy to locate and select particular sets.

~ Answered on 2012-05-31 12:29:32

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