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NAME

       shelltestrunner - test command-line programs or arbitrary shell commands

SYNOPSIS

       shelltest [options] {testfiles|testdirs}

DESCRIPTION

       shelltestrunner  tests  command-line  programs  (or  arbitrary  shell commands).  It reads
       simple declarative tests specifying a command, some input, and the  expected  output,  and
       can  run  them  run  in  parallel,  selectively,  with  a  timeout,  in color, and/or with
       differences highlighted.

OPTIONS

       -a, --all
              Show all failure output, even if large

       -c, --color
              Show colored output if your terminal supports it

       -d, --diff
              Show failures in diff format

       -p, --precise
              Show failure output precisely (good for whitespace)

       -x STR, --exclude=STR
              Exclude test files whose path contains STR

       --execdir
              Run tests from within the test file's directory.  Test commands normally run within
              your  current  directory;  --execdir makes them run within the directory where they
              are defined, instead.

       --extension=EXT
              Filename suffix of test files (default: .test)

       -w, --with=EXECUTABLE
              Replace the first word of (unindented) test commands.   This  option  replaces  the
              first  word  of  all  test  commands  with  something else, which can be useful for
              testing alternate versions of a program.  Commands which have been indented by  one
              or more spaces will not be affected by this option.

       --debug
              Show debug info, for troubleshooting

       --debug-parse
              Show test file parsing info and stop

       --help-format
              Display test format help

       -?, --help
              Display help message

       -V, --version
              Print version information

       -- TFOPTIONS
              Set    extra   test-framework   options   like   -j/--threads,   -t/--select-tests,
              -o/--timeout, --hide-successes.  Use -- --help for a list.  Avoid spaces.

DEFINING TESTS

       Test files, typically named tests/*.test, contain one or more tests consisting of:

       · a one-line command

       · optional standard input (<<<), standard output (>>>) and/or standard error output (>>>2)
         specifications

       · an exit status (>>>=) specification

       Test format:

              # optional comment
              the command to test
              <<<
              zero or more lines of standard input
              >>>
              zero or more lines of expected standard output
              (or /REGEXP/ added to the previous line)
              >>>2
              zero or more lines of expected standard error output
              (or /REGEXP/ added to the previous line)
              >>>= EXITCODE (or /REGEXP/)

       · A  /REGEXP/ pattern may be used instead of explicit data.  In this case a match anywhere
         in the output allows the test to pass.  The  regular  expression  syntax  is  regex-tdfa
         (http://hackage.haskell.org/package/regex-tdfa)'s.

       · EXITCODE is a numeric exit status (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_status), eg 0 for a
         successful exit.

       · You can put ! before a /REGEXP/ or EXITCODE to negate the match.

       · Comment lines beginning with # may be used between tests.

EXAMPLES

       Here's example.test, a file containing two simple tests:

              # 1. let's test that echo runs. Numbering your tests can be helpful.
              echo
              >>>= 0

              # 2. and now the cat command. On windows, this one should fail.
              cat
              <<<
              foo
              >>>
              foo
              >>>= 0

       Run it with shelltest:

              $ shelltest example.test
              :t.test:1: [OK]
              :t.test:2: [OK]

                       Test Cases  Total
               Passed  2           2
               Failed  0           0
               Total   2           2

AUTHORS

       Simon Michael.