Annotation Type TempDir

  • @Target({FIELD,PARAMETER})
    public @interface TempDir
    @TempDir can be used to annotate a field in a test class or a parameter in a lifecycle method or test method of type Path or File that should be resolved into a temporary directory.

    Please note that @TempDir is not supported on constructor parameters. Please use field injection instead, by annotating an instance field with @TempDir.

    Temporary Directory Creation

    The temporary directory is only created if a field in a test class or a parameter in a lifecycle method or test method is annotated with @TempDir. If the field type or parameter type is neither Path nor File or if the temporary directory cannot be created, an ExtensionConfigurationException or a ParameterResolutionException will be thrown as appropriate. In addition, a ParameterResolutionException will be thrown for a constructor parameter annotated with @TempDir.

    Temporary Directory Scope

    The scope of the temporary directory depends on where the first @TempDir annotation is encountered when executing a test class. The temporary directory will be shared by all tests in a class when the annotation is present on a static field or on a parameter of a @BeforeAll method. Otherwise — for example, when @TempDir is only used on instance fields or on parameters in test, @BeforeEach, or @AfterEach methods — each test will use its own temporary directory.

    Temporary Directory Deletion

    When the end of the scope of a temporary directory is reached, i.e. when the test method or class has finished execution, JUnit will attempt to recursively delete all files and directories in the temporary directory and, finally, the temporary directory itself. In case deletion of a file or directory fails, an IOException will be thrown that will cause the test or test class to fail.