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NAME

       ct_run - Program used for starting Common Test from the
           OS command line.

DESCRIPTION

       The  ct_run program is automatically installed with Erlang/OTP and Common Test (please see
       the Installation chapter in the Common  Test  User's  Guide  for  more  information).  The
       program  accepts a number of different start flags. Some flags trigger ct_run to start the
       Common Test application and pass on data to it. Some flags start an Erlang  node  prepared
       for running Common Test in a particular mode.

       There is an interface function that corresponds to this program, called ct:run_test/1, for
       starting Common Test from the Erlang shell (or an Erlang program). Please see the  ct  man
       page for details.

       ct_run  also  accepts Erlang emulator flags. These are used when ct_run calls erl to start
       the Erlang node (making it possible to e.g. add  directories  to  the  code  server  path,
       change the cookie on the node, start additional applications, etc).

       With the optional flag:

       -erl_args

       it's  possible  to divide the options on the ct_run command line into two groups, one that
       Common Test should process (those preceding  -erl_args),  and  one  it  should  completely
       ignore and pass on directly to the emulator (those following -erl_args). Options preceding
       -erl_args that Common  Test  doesn't  recognize,  also  get  passed  on  to  the  emulator
       untouched.  By  means of -erl_args the user may specify flags with the same name, but with
       different destinations, on the ct_run command line.

       If -pa or -pz flags  are  specified  in  the  Common  Test  group  of  options  (preceding
       -erl_args),  relative  directories  will be converted to absolute and re-inserted into the
       code path by Common Test (to avoid problems loading user modules when Common Test  changes
       working  directory  during  test  runs). Common Test will however ignore -pa and -pz flags
       following -erl_args on the command line. These directories are  added  to  the  code  path
       normally (i.e. on specified form)

       Exit  status is set before the program ends. Value 0 indicates a successful test result, 1
       indicates one or more failed or auto-skipped test cases, and 2  indicates  test  execution
       failure.

       If ct_run is called with option:

       -help

       it prints all valid start flags to stdout.

RUN TESTS FROM COMMAND LINE

            ct_run [-dir TestDir1 TestDir2 .. TestDirN] |
            [[-dir TestDir] -suite Suite1 Suite2 .. SuiteN
             [[-group Groups1 Groups2 .. GroupsN] [-case Case1 Case2 .. CaseN]]]
            [-step [config | keep_inactive]]
            [-config ConfigFile1 ConfigFile2 .. ConfigFileN]
            [-userconfig CallbackModule1 ConfigString1 and CallbackModule2
             ConfigString2 and .. CallbackModuleN ConfigStringN]
            [-decrypt_key Key] | [-decrypt_file KeyFile]
            [-label Label]
            [-logdir LogDir]
            [-logopts LogOpts]
            [-verbosity GenVLevel | [Category1 VLevel1 and
             Category2 VLevel2 and .. CategoryN VLevelN]]
            [-silent_connections [ConnType1 ConnType2 .. ConnTypeN]]
            [-stylesheet CSSFile]
            [-cover CoverCfgFile]
            [-cover_stop Bool]
            [-event_handler EvHandler1 EvHandler2 .. EvHandlerN] |
               [-event_handler_init EvHandler1 InitArg1 and
             EvHandler2 InitArg2 and .. EvHandlerN InitArgN]
            [-include InclDir1 InclDir2 .. InclDirN]
            [-no_auto_compile]
            [-muliply_timetraps Multiplier]
            [-scale_timetraps]
            [-create_priv_dir auto_per_run | auto_per_tc | manual_per_tc]
               [-repeat N] |
               [-duration HHMMSS [-force_stop [skip_rest]]] |
               [-until [YYMoMoDD]HHMMSS [-force_stop [skip_rest]]]
            [-basic_html]
            [-ct_hooks CTHModule1 CTHOpts1 and CTHModule2 CTHOpts2 and ..
             CTHModuleN CTHOptsN]
            [-exit_status ignore_config]

RUN TESTS USING TEST SPECIFICATION

            ct_run -spec TestSpec1 TestSpec2 .. TestSpecN
            [-join_specs]
            [-config ConfigFile1 ConfigFile2 .. ConfigFileN]
            [-userconfig CallbackModule1 ConfigString1 and CallbackModule2
                ConfigString2 and .. and CallbackModuleN ConfigStringN]
            [-decrypt_key Key] | [-decrypt_file KeyFile]
            [-label Label]
            [-logdir LogDir]
            [-logopts LogOpts]
            [-verbosity GenVLevel | [Category1 VLevel1 and
             Category2 VLevel2 and .. CategoryN VLevelN]]
            [-allow_user_terms]
            [-silent_connections [ConnType1 ConnType2 .. ConnTypeN]]
            [-stylesheet CSSFile]
            [-cover CoverCfgFile]
            [-cover_stop Bool]
            [-event_handler EvHandler1 EvHandler2 .. EvHandlerN] |
               [-event_handler_init EvHandler1 InitArg1 and
             EvHandler2 InitArg2 and .. EvHandlerN InitArgN]
            [-include InclDir1 InclDir2 .. InclDirN]
            [-no_auto_compile]
            [-muliply_timetraps Multiplier]
            [-scale_timetraps]
            [-create_priv_dir auto_per_run | auto_per_tc | manual_per_tc]
               [-repeat N] |
               [-duration HHMMSS [-force_stop [skip_rest]]] |
               [-until [YYMoMoDD]HHMMSS [-force_stop [skip_rest]]]
            [-basic_html]
            [-ct_hooks CTHModule1 CTHOpts1 and CTHModule2 CTHOpts2 and ..
             CTHModuleN CTHOptsN]
            [-exit_status ignore_config]

RUN TESTS IN WEB BASED GUI

               ct_run -vts [-browser Browser]
               [-dir TestDir1 TestDir2 .. TestDirN] |
               [[dir TestDir] -suite Suite [[-group Group] [-case Case]]]
            [-config ConfigFile1 ConfigFile2 .. ConfigFileN]
            [-userconfig CallbackModule1 ConfigString1 and CallbackModule2
                ConfigString2 and .. and CallbackModuleN ConfigStringN]
            [-logopts LogOpts]
            [-verbosity GenVLevel | [Category1 VLevel1 and
             Category2 VLevel2 and .. CategoryN VLevelN]]
            [-decrypt_key Key] | [-decrypt_file KeyFile]
            [-include InclDir1 InclDir2 .. InclDirN]
            [-no_auto_compile]
            [-muliply_timetraps Multiplier]
            [-scale_timetraps]
            [-create_priv_dir auto_per_run | auto_per_tc | manual_per_tc]
            [-basic_html]

REFRESH THE HTML INDEX FILES

            ct_run -refresh_logs [-logdir LogDir] [-basic_html]

RUN CT IN INTERACTIVE MODE

            ct_run -shell
            [-config ConfigFile1 ConfigFile2 ... ConfigFileN]
            [-userconfig CallbackModule1 ConfigString1 and CallbackModule2
                ConfigString2 and .. and CallbackModuleN ConfigStringN]
            [-decrypt_key Key] | [-decrypt_file KeyFile]

START A COMMON TEST MASTER NODE

            ct_run -ctmaster

SEE ALSO

       Please  read  the  Running  Test  Suites  chapter  in  the  Common  Test  User's Guide for
       information about the meaning of the different start flags.