I'm clearly still a nosetests beginner because it was only today that I figured out how to set certain plugins to always be on.
First of all you might like these plugins too:
$ pip install rudolf $ pip install disabledoc
To get these gorgeous little tricks into every run of
nosetests edit the file
~/.noserc and add the following:
[nosetests] with-disable-docstring=1 with-color=1
That should make your life a little easier.
I've since managed to shoot myself in both legs with messing around with nosetests plugins because I heavily rely on django-nose in Django. Long story short: be careful if you get strange import related errors!