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NAME - tester Overview

tester - Test framework to do the tedious work of testing.


SYNOPSIS

tester [ -all ]> [ -bench ] [ -class list ] [ -delete ]> [ -execute ] [ -flow ] [ -generate ] [ -help ] [ -html ]> [ -interactive ] [ -keep ] [ -lines ] [ -man ] [ -nocleanup ]> [ -other [@]file ]> [ -process cmd ] [ -restart ] [ -shell shell ]> [ -tag id ] [ -unclass list ] [ -without ] [ -x ] [ file ...l>

For ease of access the tester manual has been split into a number of sections:

  • files Tester file definitions
  • hints Tester usage hints
  • language Tester language definition
  • options Tester option descriptions
  • sample Sample test specification
  • workflow Tester work flow (running tests)


AVAILABILITY

This script is written for Unix environments.


DESCRIPTION

This tester is a test framework for testing all kinds of programs. Program: Perl Shell Function: tester - test driver to execute tests Usage: tester <options> [filename] ... Sample: tester -delete t.remark Sample: tester -gen -class regres+normal t.ds* t.make Help: tester -help


OPTIONS

  • -all All, include blank lines in test
  • -bench Print out a benchmark timing
  • -class Give class of tests to include
  • -delete Delete summary of results (TESTSPEC.result)
  • -execute or -x; Execute shell and/or process
  • -flow Show flow of test
  • -generate Generate result files (SE,SO,SESO,...)
  • -help Complete help screen
  • -html Create html pages for tester
  • -interactive Ask before executing a test
  • -keep Keep all test files (not just failed output)
  • -lines Show lines of test to standard error
  • -man Create a man page for tester
  • -nocleanup No clean up; don't execute after or afterall
  • -other Other names to override local names
  • -other @ Other names for additional names
  • -process Process to read run command input
  • -queuejobs Queue commands and execute shell or process
  • -restart Restart for each test
  • -shell Shell (sh,csh,ksh,tcsh with options)
  • -tag Id to uniquely identify this run of tests
  • -unclass Give class of tests to exclude
  • -verbose Be verbose about it
  • -without Do simple test ordering without the database
  • -x or -execute; Execute shell and/or process
  • -zipnames Zip names or names on non-word boundaries

Any number of files may be specified including wild carding


ENVIRONMENT

Unix.


FILES

t.<filename> - test specification t.<filename>.result - test results t.<testname>.result - specific test results t.<testname>.FAILED - specific test failures t.<testname>.CMP - specific test failed diff output t.<testname>.<id> - specific test output from failure t.<testname>.R_<TAG> - expected output t.<testname>.S_<TAG> - saved output d.<datafile> - data files db.<filename>.pag - test ordering id, description pairs db.<filename>.dir - test ordering database hash directory

More on files
  • files more info on tester files

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SEE ALSO

dateout.pl datesout.pl delafter.pl delete.pl onlyone.pl ttags remark.pl replace.pl whichone.pl


BUGS

tester is limited to 999 tests in any one test specification.

Names need separators to substitute. If you need ``front loaded'' names use the -zipnames option.

Process and shell commands that are not executable programs will only report that fact to the $FILESPEC .result file and tester will parse any requested test (no execution).


AUTHOR

David Scott leapingfrog@yahoo.com January 1994