As an alternative to getting SBT to print the full stack trace, could you put a try-catch block around your test runner? For example, from the REPL:

scala> try { throw new Exception } catch { case e => e }
res1: java.lang.Throwable = java.lang.Exception

scala> res1.printStackTrace
    at $line2.$read$$iw$$iw$.liftedTree1$1(<console>:8)
    at $line2.$read$$iw$$iw$.<init>(<console>:8)
    at $line2.$read$$iw$$iw$.<clinit>(<console>)


Using hints found in the documentation here:


You can configure the output shown when running with sbt in four ways: 1) turn off color, 2) show short stack traces, 3) full stack traces, and 4) show durations for everything. To do so you must pass a -o argument to ScalaTest, and after the -o, place any combination of:

  • D - show durations
  • S - show short stack traces
  • F - show full stack traces
  • W - without color

For example, "-oDF" would show full stack traces and durations (the amount of time spent in each test).

To pass arguments from sbt to ScalaTest you can either add test options globally, like this:

testOptions in Test += Tests.Argument("-oD")

(See the website for the rest of the quote)

You can use the following sbt command to enable full stack traces in tests:

> set testOptions in YourProjectName += Tests.Argument("-oF")

Per Sasha's comment, this can also be done from the command line per test run as shown below.

$ sbt test -- -oF

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