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       runtest - DejaGnu test driver


       runtest [OPTION]...


       DejaGnu  is  a framework for testing programs using Expect.  runtest is the driver program
       for DejaGnu.  It controls what tests to run and how to run them.


       --all, -a
              Output all test results. By default, only unexpected results are displayed.

       --build TRIPLET
              The configuration TRIPLET for the build system.

              Turn on Expect internal debugging output. The output is logged  to  a  file  called

       --directory DIRECTORY
              Run only tests in the specified DIRECTORY.

       --help Prints a usage message and then exits.

       --host TRIPLET
              The configuration TRIPLET for the host system.

       --host_board NAME
              The host board definition to use.

       --ignore test1.exp test2.exp ...
              Do not run the specified tests.

              Emit Expect output to standard output.

       --mail ´name1 name2 ...´
              Electronic mail addresses to receive test results.

       --name HOSTNAME
              The network HOSTNAME of the target board.

       --objdir PATH
              PATH is a directory containing compiled test code.

       --outdir DIRECTORY
              The name of a DIRECTORY for test log output.

              Reboot the target board when runtest initializes (if supported).

       --srcdir PATH
              PATH is a directory containing test directories.

       --strace N
              Turns  on  Expect internal tracing to N levels deep. The output is logged to a file
              called dbg.log.

       --target TRIPLET
              The configuration TRIPLET for the target.

       --target_board NAME
              A list of target board NAMEs to run tests on.

       --tool TOOLNAME
              Specify the tool to be tested.  TOOLNAME controls the test suite applied,  and  the
              associated initialization module.

       --tool_exec PATH
              Specify the PATH to the executable to test.

       --tool_opts OPTIONS
              Additional OPTIONS to pass to the tool.

       -v, --verbose
              Turns  on more debugging output from test cases and DejaGnu utility code.  Use more
              than once to increase output further.

       -V, --version
              Prints out the versions of DejaGnu, Expect and Tcl.

       -x, --xml
              Generate XML output.  The output  file  is  named  after  the  tool  with  an  .xml

              Activate  the  Tcl  debugger.   number  can  be either 1 or 0. If it is 1, then the
              Expect shell will break when it starts to run. The interrupt key will cause DejaGnu
              to  drop to the debugger prompt. If it is 0, DejaGnu starts as usual, but Control-C
              drops to the debugger prompt.

       Any file name on the command line is assumed to be a subset of the
       test names to run.  Usually these are the names of the test scripts (eg. foo.exp).

       Makefile-style variables are used to specify tool names and their flags; these  and  other
       configuration   dependent   values   are  saved  in  the  file  site.exp,  created  during

   Exit status:
       0      if all tests passed including expected failures and unsupported tests,

       1      if any test failed, passed unexpectedly, or was unresolved,

       2      if Expect encountered any error in the test scripts.


       Rob Savoye (


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 2005-2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it  under  the  terms  of  the  GNU
       General  Public  License <>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to
       the extent permitted by law.


       The full documentation for DejaGnu is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info program
       is properly installed at your site, the command

              info dejagnu

       should give you access to the complete manual.

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