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Is there a way to run truffle test and not recompile the solidity code each time? It takes a lot of time if i just want to play around with the javascript tests...

Thanks!

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Since January 2020 Truffle suite has option --compile-none

With this option enabled it tests compiled contracts from build/contracts directory.

Here is how it looks like in Truffle v5.1.55:

PS D:\work\ERC20> truffle test  --compile-none                        
Using network 'test'.


Compiling your contracts...
===========================
> Everything is up to date, there is nothing to compile.
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    Thank you, this should be marked as the correct answer.
    – vallard
    Apr 24 '21 at 6:13
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This is a known issue with truffle. As of Nov 2018 and the latest version 4.1.14, there is no out-of-the-box solution. There is a workaround, albeit a bit messy:

Create an empty folder called migrations_null and then run your tests like this:

truffle test --migrations_directory migrations_null
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  • It only solves the problem with migration, but then I don't have an access to my contracts. It says that they were not deployed. It will still compile all contracts.
    – Rob Magier
    Feb 3 '19 at 23:01

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