[TIP] Writing Separate Functional Tests

David Malcolm dmalcolm at redhat.com
Wed Nov 21 07:14:49 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 09:35 -0500, Noah Gift wrote:
> I have a gigantic threaded beast I need to test, and I want to write  
> functional tests that supplement the doctests and unittests, but  
> wanted some advice on the proper way to do this.  I have not seen much  
> documentation on writing non-web functional tests, my tool is a CLI  
> tool. The basic thing I want to verify is that my tool creates a XML  
> file with the information I would expect to be there.  For example, is  
> there a selenium equivalent for command line tools?
Have you tried the "expect" tool; see e.g.

Doesn't do recording AFAIK, but useful for invoking CLI tools in a
testing context

Hope this helps
Dave Malcolm

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