The shelltestrunner package
Run a command-line program through "shell tests" defined in one or more test files. Each test specifies command-line arguments, some input, and expected output, stderr output and/or exit status. We use test-framework's test runner, so can run tests in parallel. shelltestrunner was inspired by the tests in John Wiegley's ledger project.
shelltestrunner [FLAGS] EXECUTABLE [TESTFILES ...] -? --help[=FORMAT] Show usage information (optional format) -V --version Show version information -v --verbose Higher verbosity -q --quiet Lower verbosity -d --debug show debug messages --debug-parse show parsing debug messages and stop -i --implicit=none|exit|all provide implicit tests (default=exit)
Any unrecognised options will be passed through to test-framework's runner. You may be able to get a big speedup by running tests in parallel: try -j16.
A test file contains one or more shell tests, each of which looks like this:
# optional comment lines beginning with # -opt1 -opt2 arg1 arg2 # one line of command line args, executable will be prepended <<< 0 or more lines of input >>> [/regexp/] [optional comment beginning with #] [..or 0 or more lines of expected output] >>>2 [/regexp/] [optional comment] [..or 0 or more lines of expected error output] >>>= [expected exit status or /regexp/] [optional comment] # optional comment lines
The expected output and expected error output fields can have either a regular expression match expression, in which case the test passes if the output is matched, or 0 or more following data lines, in which case the output must match these exactly. The expected exit status field can have either a numeric exit code or a regular expression match expression. A ! preceding a an exit code or /regexp/ negates the match. The regular expression syntax is that of the pcre-light library with the dotall flag.
The command line args field is required, all others are optional. By default there is an implicit test for exit status = 0, but no implicit test for stdout or stderr. You can change this with the -i/--implicit-tests flag.
Some issues to be aware of:
uncompiled haskell scripts can't be tested due to http:hackage.haskell.orgtracghcticket3890
unparseable test files and uncompilable regexps are counted as test failures
|Versions||0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5|
|Dependencies||base (>=3 && <5), cmdargs (>=0.1), HUnit, parsec, pcre-light (>=0.3.1), process, test-framework, test-framework-hunit (>=0.2) [details]|
|Author||Simon Michael <email@example.com>|
|Maintainer||Simon Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Source repository||head: darcs get http://joyful.com/repos/hledger|
|Uploaded||Sat Mar 6 05:34:22 UTC 2010 by SimonMichael|
|Distributions||Debian:1.3.5, NixOS:1.3.5, Tumbleweed:1.3.5|
|Downloads||4535 total (46 in the last 30 days)|
|Status||Docs not available [build log]
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