The aesubunit command is used to invoke tests via the http://www.robertcollins.net/unittest/subunit unit testing interface.
After the test has run, tests should still exist as discrete objects, so that anything taking a reference to them doesn't get 50 copies of the same object.
batch_test_command fields of the project
The results of the test are obtained by examining the standard output of the tests as they run. The text is meant to be human readable, so that tests may run stand-alone.
Tests should ideally print a header of the form
test: test label
testing: test label
A successful test will produce lines of the form
successful test label
successful: test label
A test failure will produce text of the form
failure test label
failure: test label
failure test label [
failure: test label [
The square brackets indicate text which may describe the test in more detail.
It will be printed on the standartd output by the aesubunit program.
A test which produces no result (neither succes nor failure)
uses the following forms
error: test label
error: test label [
In general, unexpected output from the test will be sent through to the
aesubunit standard output.
If a subunit test terminates with an exit status other than zero, this is taken to be a no result indication for that test.
The following options are understood:
This option may be useed to specify that a batch test should be performed, and produce results in the appropriate form.
This option may be used to specify a particular change within a project. See aegis(1) for a complete description of this option.
This option may be used to select the project of interest.
option is specified,
environment variable is consulted.
If that does not exist,
file is examined for a default project field (see
for more information).
If that does not exist,
when the user is only working on changes within a single project,
the project name defaults to that project.
it is an error.
This option may be used to obtain more information about how to use the aegis program.
See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.
All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are optional. You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.
All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.
the arguments "-project, "-PROJ" and "-p" are
all interpreted to mean the
The argument "-prj" will not be understood,
because consecutive optional characters were not supplied.
Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on the command line, after the function selectors.
The GNU long option names are understood.
Since all option names for
this means ignoring the extra leading '-'.
option=value" convention is also understood.
The aesubunit command will exit with a status of 1 on any error. The aesubunit command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors.
See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect
aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
project_specific field for how to set environment variables for
all commands executed by Aegis.
aesubunit version 4.22 Copyright (C) 1991-2006 Peter Miller; All rights reserved.
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