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bug #48638: no tests for octave command line options

Submitter:  CarnĂ« Draug <carandraug>
Submitted:  Tue 26 Jul 2016 03:13:18 PM UTC
Category:  Test Suite Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Fri 23 Mar 2018 08:49:45 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I've started working on an independent project to test Octave from the command line at https://github.com/mtmiller/octave-test-suite.

So far I have tests for no extra newlines, basic commands from stdin or from --eval, and the --version option. I'm open to contributions to help develop this further and hopefully roll it back into Octave at some point in the future.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Tue 26 Jul 2016 03:13:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

Originally mentioned on bug #48620

We don't have tests for Octave command line options.  I'm not sure how to best handle this things.  Some cases:

  • the option -norc should skip initialization files
  • the --no-site-file not even the system wide file

More simple ones (that caused this):

  • test for no extra newlines at the end (this bug has reappeared and been fixed multiple times before)
  • test for skipping the startup message
Carnë Draug <carandraug>
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