ATF-REPORT(1)           NetBSD General Commands Manual           ATF-REPORT(1)

NAME
     atf-report -- transforms the output of atf-run to different formats

SYNOPSIS
     atf-report [-o fmt1:path1 [.. -o fmtN:pathN]]
     atf-report -h

DESCRIPTION
     atf-report reads the output of atf-run and transforms it to different
     formats.  Some of these are user-friendly and others are machine-
     parseable, which opens a wide range of possibilities to analyze the
     results of a test suite's execution.  See Output formats below for more
     details on which these formats are.

     In the first synopsis form, atf-report reads the output of atf-run
     through its standard input and, if no -o options are given, prints a
     user-friendly report on its standard output using the `ticker' format.
     If -o options are provided (more than one are allowed), they specify the
     complete list of reports to generate.  They are all generated simultane-
     ously, and for obvious reasons, two reports cannot be written to the same
     file.  Note that the default output is suppressed when -o is provided.

     In the second synopsis form, atf-report will print information about all
     supported options and their purpose.

     The following options are available:

     -h             Shows a short summary of all available options and their
                    purpose.

     -o fmt:path    Adds a new output format.  fmt is one of the formats
                    described later on in Output formats.  path specifies
                    where the report will be written to.  Depending on the
                    chosen format, this may refer to a single file or to a
                    directory.  For those formats that write to a single file,
                    specifying a `-' as the path will redirect the report to
                    the standard output.

   Output formats
     The following output formats are allowed:

     csv       A machine-parseable Comma-Separated Values (CSV) file.  This
               file contains the results for all test cases and test programs.
               Test cases are logged using the following syntax:

                     tc, duration, test-program, test-case, result[, reason]

               The `result' field for test cases is always one of `passed',
               `skipped' or `failed'.  The last two are always followed by a
               reason.

               Test programs are logged with the following syntax:

                     tp, duration, test-program, result[, reason]

               In this case, the `result' can be one of: `passed', which
               denotes test programs that ran without any failure; `failed',
               which refers to test programs in which one or more test cases
               failed; or `bogus', which mentions those test programs that
               failed to execute by some reason.  The reason field is only
               available in the last case.

               The time required to execute each test case and test program is
               also provided.  You should not rely on the order of the entries
               in the resulting output.

     ticker    A user-friendly report that shows the progress of the test
               suite's execution as it operates.  This type of report should
               always be redirected to a virtual terminal, not a file, as it
               may use control sequences that will make the output unreadable
               in regular files.

     xml       A report contained in a single XML file.  Ideal for later pro-
               cessing with xsltproc(1) to generate nice HTML reports.

EXAMPLES
     The most simple way of running a test suite is to pipe the output of
     atf-run through atf-report without any additional flags.  This will use
     the default output format, which is suitable to most users:

           atf-run | atf-report

     In some situations, it may be interesting to get a machine-parseable file
     aside from the standard report.  This can be done as follows:

           atf-run | atf-report -o csv:testsuite.csv -o ticker:-

     Or if the standard report is not desired, thus achieving completely
     silent operation: atf-run | atf-report -o csv:testsuite.csv

SEE ALSO
     atf-run(1), atf(7)

NetBSD 6.0                     December 16, 2011                    NetBSD 6.0

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