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The cURL Test Suite
perl (and a unix-style shell)
diff (when a test fail, a diff is shown)
stunnel (for HTTPS and FTPS tests)
TCP ports used:
- 8999 on localhost for HTTP tests
- 8433 on localhost for HTTPS tests
- 8921 on localhost for FTP tests
- 8821 on localhost for FTPS tests (currently disabled)
The test suite runs simple FTP and HTTP servers on these ports to which
it makes requests.
'make test'. This invokes the '' perl script. Edit the top
variables of that script in case you have some specific needs.
The script breaks on the first test that doesn't do OK. Use -a to prevent
the script to abort on the first error. Run the script with -v for more
verbose output. Use -d to run the test servers with debug output enabled as
Use -s for shorter output, or pass test numbers to run specific tests only
(like "./ 3 4" to test 3 and 4 only). It also supports test case
ranges with 'to'. As in "./runtests 3 to 9" which runs the seven tests from
3 to 9.
The test script will check that all allocated memory is freed properly IF
curl has been built with the CURLDEBUG define set. The script will
automatically detect if that is the case, and it will use the ../memanalyze
script to analyze the memory debugging output.
If a test case fails, you can conveniently get the script to invoke the
debugger (gdb) for you with the server running and the exact same command
line parameters that failed. Just invoke ' <test number> -g' and
then just type 'run' in the debugger to perform the command through the
If a test case causes a core dump, analyze it by running gdb like:
# gdb ../curl/src core
... and get a stack trace with the gdb command:
(gdb) where
All logs are generated in the logs/ subdirctory (it is emptied first
in the script). Use -k to keep the temporary files
after the test run.
All test cases are put in the data/ subdirctory. Each test is stored in the
file named according to the test number.
See FILEFORMAT for the description of the test case files.
So far, I've used this system:
1 - 99 HTTP
100 - 199 FTP
200 - 299 FILE
300 - 399 HTTPS
400 - 499 FTPS
500 - 599 libcurl source code tests, not using the curl command tool
Since 30-apr-2003, there's nothing in the system that requires us to keep
within these number series. Each test case now specifies its own server
requirements, independent of test number.
* Add tests for TELNET, GOPHER, LDAP, DICT...