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atf-report -- transforms the output of atf-run to different formats
atf-report [-o fmt1:path1 [.. -o fmtN:pathN]]
atf-report reads the output of atf-run and transforms it to different
formats. Some of these are user-friendly and others are machine-
parseable, which opens a wide range of possibilities to analyze the
results of a test suite's execution. See Output formats below for more
details on which these formats are.
In the first synopsis form, atf-report reads the output of atf-run
through its standard input and, if no -o options are given, prints a
user-friendly report on its standard output using the `ticker' format.
If -o options are provided (more than one are allowed), they specify the
complete list of reports to generate. They are all generated simulat-
neously, and for obvious reasons, two reports cannot be written to the
same file. Note that the default output is suppressed when -o is pro-
In the second synopsis form, atf-report will print information about all
supported options and their purpose.
The following options are available:
-h Shows a short summary of all available options and their
-o fmt:path Adds a new output format. fmt is one of the formats
described later on in Output formats. path specifies
where the report will be written to. Depending on the
chosen format, this may refer to a single file or to a
directory. For those formats that write to a single file,
specifying a `-' as the path will redirect the report to
the standard output.
The following output formats are allowed:
csv A machine-parseable Comma-Separated Values (CSV) file. This
file contains the results for all test cases and test programs.
Test cases are logged using the following syntax:
tc, test-program, test-case, result[, reason]
The `result' field for test cases is always one of `passed',
`skipped' or `failed'. The last two are always followed by a
Test programs are logged with the following syntax:
tp, test-program, result[, reason]
In this case, the `result' can be one of: `passed', which
denotes test programs that ran without any failure; `failed',
which refers to test programs in which one or more test cases
failed; or `bogus', which mentions those test programs that
failed to execute by some reason. The reason file is only
available in the last case.
You should not rely on the order of the entries in the result-
ticker A user-friendly report that shows the progress of the test
suite's execution as it operates. This type of report should
always be redirected to a virtual terminal, not a file, as it
may use control sequences that will make the output unreadable
in regular files.
xml A report contained in a single XML file. Ideal for later pro-
cessing with xsltproc(1) to generate nice HTML reports.
The most simple way of running a test suite is to pipe the output of
atf-run through atf-report without any additional flags. This will use
the default output format, which is suitable to most users:
atf-run | atf-report
In some situations, it may be interesting to get a machine-parseable file
aside from the standard report. This can be done as follows:
atf-run | atf-report -o csv:testsuite.csv -o ticker:-
Or if the standard report is not desired, thus achieving completely
silent operation: atf-run | atf-report -o csv:testsuite.csv
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