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

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

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

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

       --help Prints out a help screen and then exits.

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

       --host_board NAME
              The host board defintion to use.

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

       --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.

              Set the exit status to fail on Tcl errors.

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

       --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.

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

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

       --xml, -x
              Generate XML output.

              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 a ^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


       runtest  sets  the  exit  code to 1 if any of the tests failed, or sets it to 0 if all the
       tests passed.


       Rob Savoye (


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 2005, 2007, 2008 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 Docbook manual.  If the info program
       is properly installed at your site, the command

              info dejagnu

       should give you access to the complete manual.

                                            2008-02-25                                 runtest(1)