[TIP] Functional Test Runner for Command Line Tools?

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 21:22:21 PDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM, Noah Gift <noah.gift at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > In looking at http://pycheesecake.org/wiki/PythonTestingToolsTaxonomy
>>> > I don't see something that automates writing functional tests for
>>> > command line tools.  Hopefully, I am wrong, but I am looking for
>>> > something that will fully exercise a command line tool easily.  How is
>>> > everyone else testing their command line tools?

I generally just call my_command.main() or call the command with
subprocess and use TempIO() to set up an environment for script
artifacts -- http://farmdev.com/projects/fixture/using-temp-io.html

... but there is also ScriptTest -- http://pythonpaste.org/scripttest/
-- which I have used before too.  It sets up everything you need to
test scripts in a subprocess.  It has some conventions that it wants
you to follow but once you get used to them it's nifty.


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