ATF-TEST-PROGRAM(1)     NetBSD General Commands Manual     ATF-TEST-PROGRAM(1)


NAME
atf-test-program -- common interface to ATF test programs
SYNOPSIS
atf-test-program [-r resfile] [-s srcdir] [-v var1=value1 [.. -v varN=valueN]] test_case atf-test-program -l
DESCRIPTION
Test programs written using the ATF libraries all share a common user interface, which is what this manual page describes. NOTE: There is no binary known as atf-test-program; what is described in this manual page is the command-line interface exposed by the atf-c, atf-c++ and atf-sh bindings. In the first synopsis form, the test program will execute the provided test case and print its results to the standard output, unless otherwise stated by the -r flag. Optionally, the test case name can be suffixed by `:cleanup', in which case the cleanup routine of the test case will be executed instead of the test case body; see atf-test-case(4). Note that the test case is executed without isolation, so it can and probably will create and modify files in the current directory. To execute test cases in a controller manner, refer to atf-run(1), which is the preferred way to run test cases. You should only execute test cases by hand for debug- ging purposes. In the second synopsis form, the test program will list all available test cases alongside their meta-data properties in a format that is machine parseable. This list is processed by atf-run(1) to know how to execute the test cases of a given test program. The following options are available: -l Lists available test cases alongside a brief description for each of them. -r resfile Specifies the file that will receive the test case result. If not specified, the test case prints its results to stdout. If the result of a test case needs to be parsed by another program, you must use this option to redirect the result to a file and then read the resulting file from the other program. Note: do not try to process the stdout of the test case because your program may break in the future. -s srcdir The path to the directory where the test program is located. This is needed in all cases, except when the test program is being executed from the current direc- tory. The test program will use this path to locate any helper data files or utilities. -v var=value Sets the configuration variable var to the value value.
SEE ALSO
atf-run(1), atf(7) NetBSD 9.0 February 6, 2011 NetBSD 9.0

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