The tester man Page
tester [options] [file ...]
See tester.html for a complete synopsis.
See pod files for documentation.
This script is written for Unix environments.
Test framework to do the tedious work of testing.
-help Return help info and all options
-html Create html help files
-man Create a man page
-verbose Be verbose.
tester -class regres -unclass kf+err+danger -queue t.mytests
Execute all regression tests skipping known failures, errors and
dangerous tests. Queue the tests up into a single job which
executes as a single file. Take all tests from the test file
Look in files.html for complete documentation of files.
Use tester -html to generate html files and links. It requires
pod2html2 which is an extension of pod2html.
hints.pod - usage hints
language.pod - language definition
options.pod - option documentation
sample.pod - sample test specification
tester.pod - overview and synopsis
workflow.pod - work flow of tests
t.form - working template for tests
The tester.html file is the overview page and starting link.
Test Driver in <> loop
Loop for all files
outter while loop
Loop for all tokens
getLine parses the token and returns
inner while loop processes the token
Execute on next test token if in the proper class
Execute on end of tests if in the proper class
Be polite -- ask first for -i option.
Implement options as generated code (results, test run)
Give options for a process or test to run as it is generated
Allow errors to be reported but ignored unless critical
Do not report any errors found on tests not generated
All tokens are the first words on a line until "end" will
end all commands. Any line that will conflict with a command
should be proceeded with whitespace to eliminate it as a
Ordering of tests by default is saved to a dbm database
named "db.$FILENAME". It creates one if it is not there.
Any system that does not support "flock" will just use the
standard sequential ordering. The -without option
the older, sequential ordering. This database grows
sequentially using a "MAXVAL" array entry.
Exit codes are:
0 - successful test run
1 - usage or help screen
2 - unable to fork for Queue execution, -q option
3 - error in child process to execute Queue file, -q option
4 - invalid option specified
5 - unable to open shell, -shell
6 - unable to open Queue file, -queue
7 - unable to open Process command, -process
To DEBUG it supports beVerbose, showLines, showFlow (as options
-verbose -lines -flow).
extend shell to include perl scripts
convert perl objects (state, test, tests, default)
build a state machine model vs flagging code (state,task,next state)
convert to generic meta data (if, cmd, with perl shell builders)
selectively do (beforeall, before, run, prune, diff, after, afterall)
add recovery on reboot of os
add applescript in MacPerl
add dos shell on NT