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ATF-TEST-PROGRAM(1)         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
     debugging 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
                     directory.  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 7.1.2                   February 6, 2011                   NetBSD 7.1.2