runtest(1)                  General Commands Manual                 runtest(1)

       runtest - the DejaGnu test driver program

       runtest [ options ]

       DejaGnu is a framework for running test suites on GNU tools. It is
       written in expect, which uses TCL (Tool command language).  runtest is
       the test driver program; use it to control what tests to run, and
       variations on how to run them.

       You can find a comprehensive description of DejaGnu and runtest in The
       DejaGnu Testing Framework or its Info version,

       --all  Print all test output to screen. By default, only unexpected
              results are displayed.

       --baud rate
              Set the baud rate for a serial line connection. Some serial
              interface programs (like tip) don't use this value but instead
              use a separate initialization file.

       --connect type
              The type of connection to use.  The choices are rlogin, telnet,
              rsh, kermit, tip and mondfe.

              Turn on expect internal debugging output. All output is logged
              to a file called dbg.out.  The output of the --strace also goes
              into this file.

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

       --host type
              The configuration string for the host.

       --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.

       --strace N
              Turns on expect internal tracing to N levels deep.

       --target type
              The configuration string for the target.

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

       --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.

              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. All
              ^C's drop DejaGnu back to the debugger prompt. A 0 starts
              DejaGnu like normal, 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 expect
       test driver, ie... special.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 configuration.

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

       The DejaGnu Testing Framework (  This is the DejaGnu
       manual; its source is the Texinfo file doc/dejagnu.texi in the DejaGnu

       Rob Savoye (

                                  31 Dec 1992                       runtest(1)