MooX::Cmd::Tester - MooX cli app commands tester
# basic tests as instance check, initialization check etc. is done there
my $rv = test_cmd( MyFoo => [ command(s) option(s) ] );
like( $rv->stdout, qr/operation successful/, "Command performed" );
like( $rv->stderr, qr/patient dead/, "Deal with expected command error" );
is_deeply( $rv->execute_rv, \@expected_return_values, "got what I deserve?" );
cmp_ok( $rv->exit_code, "==", 0, "Command successful" );
The test coverage of most CLI apps is somewhere between poor and wretched. With
the same approach as App::Cmd::Tester comes MooX::Cmd::Tester to ease writing
tests for CLI apps.
my $rv = test_cmd( MyApp => \@argv );
test_cmd invokes the app with given argv as if would be invoked from command
line and captures the output, the return values and exit code.
Some minor tests are done to prove whether class matches, execute succeeds,
command_name and command_chain are not totally scrambled.
It returns an object with following attributes/accessors:
Name of package of App
Name of executed (1st level) command
Content of stdout
Content of stderr
Content of merged stdout and stderr
the exception thrown by running the application (if any)
return values from execute
0 on success, $! when error occurred and $! available, -1 otherwise
my $rv = test_cmd_ok( MyApp => \@argv );
Runs "test_cmd" and expects it being successful - command_name must be
in command_commands, etc.
Returns the same object "test_cmd" returns.
If an error occurred, no additional test is done (behavior as
Builder for result class to use. Returns "MooX::Cmd::Tester::Result"
MooX::Cmd::Tester is inspired
by App::Cmd::Tester from Ricardo Signes. In
fact, I reused the entire design and adopt it to the requirements of
Copyright 2013-2017 Jens Rehsack.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
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Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.
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