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ATF-TEST-PROGRAM(1)		   BSD General Commands Manual		      ATF-TEST-PROGRAM(1)

NAME
     atf-test-program -- common interface to ATF test programs

SYNOPSIS
     atf-test-program [-r resfile] [-s srcdir] [-v var1=value1 [.. -v varN=valueN]] test_case
     atf-test-program -l

DESCRIPTION
     Test programs written using the ATF libraries all share a common user interface, which is
     what this manual page describes.  NOTE: There is no binary known as atf-test-program; what
     is described in this manual page is the command-line interface exposed by the atf-c, atf-c++
     and atf-sh bindings.

     In the first synopsis form, the test program will execute the provided test case and print
     its results to the standard output, unless otherwise stated by the -r flag.  Optionally, the
     test case name can be suffixed by ':cleanup', in which case the cleanup routine of the test
     case will be executed instead of the test case body; see atf-test-case(4).  Note that the
     test case is executed without isolation, so it can and probably will create and modify files
     in the current directory.	To execute test cases in a controller manner, refer to
     atf-run(1), which is the preferred way to run test cases.	You should only execute test
     cases by hand for debugging purposes.

     In the second synopsis form, the test program will list all available test cases alongside
     their meta-data properties in a format that is machine parseable.	This list is processed by
     atf-run(1) to know how to execute the test cases of a given test program.

     The following options are available:

     -l 	     Lists available test cases alongside a brief description for each of them.

     -r resfile      Specifies the file that will receive the test case result.  If not speci-
		     fied, the test case prints its results to stdout.	If the result of a test
		     case needs to be parsed by another program, you must use this option to re-
		     direct the result to a file and then read the resulting file from the other
		     program.  Note: do not try to process the stdout of the test case because
		     your program may break in the future.

     -s srcdir	     The path to the directory where the test program is located.  This is needed
		     in all cases, except when the test program is being executed from the cur-
		     rent directory.  The test program will use this path to locate any helper
		     data files or utilities.

     -v var=value    Sets the configuration variable var to the value value.

SEE ALSO
     atf-run(1), atf(7)

BSD					 February 6, 2011				      BSD
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