jtreg: Command Line Options
The following text is derived from the command line help available by running "jtreg -help". Run that command to see the latest info for your installed copy of jtreg.
Usage: jtreg options... tests...
Tests can be given as files or folders containing test files, or by means of test groups. Long lists of options and tests may be encapsulated in "at-files".
These options control the amount of output written to the console while running tests.
-v | -v:<value> | -verbose | -verbose:<value> Increase the amount of output written to the console. A value, or selected combinations of values separated by commas, may be given to select the type of output desired. default Three lines of output per test: start, end, status summary One line of output per test: status, test name all Selected contents of JTR file for all tests (includes stdout/stderr) pass Selected contents of JTR file for passed tests fail Selected contents of JTR file for failed tests error Selected contents of JTR file for errored tests nopass Suppress output for tests that passed time Elapsed time per action -v1 Short for -verbose:summary -va Short for -verbose:all -ve Short for -verbose:error -vf Short for -verbose:fail -vp Short for -verbose:pass -vt Short for -verbose:time
Options for additional documentation.
-h [words...] | -help [words...] | -usage [words...] Command line help. Give words to see help info containing those or use "-help all" to see all available help. -n | -relnote Release notes -onlineHelp [words...] Show the online help. You can also show the online help from the desktop Help menu. -t | -tagspec Tag specification supported by this implementation -version Give information about the version of jtreg in use.
-allowSetSecurityManager | -allowSetSecurityManager:<boolean-value> Allow sameVM tests to set a security manager. Default is "yes" if option not given or no value given for option. yes Allow sameVM tests to set a security manager no Do not allow sameVM tests to set a security manager on Allow sameVM tests to set a security manager off Do not allow sameVM tests to set a security manager true Allow sameVM tests to set a security manager false Do not allow sameVM tests to set a security manager -c | -check Verify correctness of test descriptions. Does NOT run tests. -conc:<factor> | -concurrency:<factor> concurrency factor -dir:<dir> Specify a base directory for test files and directories -e:name[=value][,name[=value]...] Specify additional environment variables to be passed to each test. If a value is not given for a name, the current value of the environment variable will be used. Standard environment variables, like DISPLAY, LANG, windir, SystemRoot, etc, will automatically be given to each test, if they are set in the current environment. -g | -gui Access regression extensions via the standard JavaTest harness gui -ignore:<value> Specify how to handle tests containing an @ignore tag. quiet Completely ignore such tests. error (Default.) Execute the actions up to the @ignore tag, then give an "Error" result. run Run the test, as though the @ignore tag were not present. -l | -listtests List the tests that would be executed instead of executing them. -lock:<file> Lock file to use for tests in "exclusive access" directories when running tests in multiple concurrent instances of jtreg. -noignore suppress the effect of any @ignore tags, allowing the test to proceed as if the @ignore tags were not present. Deprecated: see the -ignore option. -nr | -noreport Do not generate a final report. -o:<classname> | -observer:<classname> Specifies the class to observe the progress of a test suite; the class must implement a specific interface; contact a developer for details. E.g. -o:SampleRegressionObserver -od:<path> | -observerDir:<path> | -op:<path> | -observerPath:<path> Specifies the pathname of a directory or .JAR file in which the observer class is located. The given pathname is simply appended to the CLASSPATH used for the tests, thus care should be taken when naming an observer not to collide with the names of classes internal to the JavaTest harness or the JRE, e.g., put the observer class in its own named package. -r:<directory> | -reportDir:<directory> All report files placed here; "./JTreport" is default -retain | -retain:<pass,fail,error,all,file-pattern>,... Specify files to be retained after each test completes executing. If -retain is not specified, only the files from the last test executed will be retained. If -retain is specified with no argument, all files will be retained. Otherwise, the files may be described by one or more of the following values: none Do not retain any of the files generated by each test pass Retain files generated by tests that pass fail Retain files generated by tests that fail error Retain files generated by tests that caused an error all Retain all files generated by each test file-pattern Retain files that match a specific filename. The name may contain '*' to match any sequence of characters. For example, result.* or *.err. -ro | -reportOnly Generate report for previously executed tests. This does not re-run any tests. A work directory containing the results of the executed tests must be provided. The default location is "./JTwork". To specify an alternate directory, use -workDir. -showGroups Show the expansion (to files and directories) of the groups given on the command line. To see the expansion of all the groups in a test suite, specify the name of the test suite. -startHttpd Start the http server to view test results -timeout:<number> | -timeoutFactor:<number> A scaling factor to extend the default timeout of all tests. Typically used when running on slow file systems. -tl:<#seconds> | -timelimit:<#seconds> Do not run tests which specify a timeout longer than a given value. The comparison is done against any values specified in the test, before any timeout factor is applied. -w:<directory> | -workDir:<directory> Location for .class files, .jtr files, etc. "./JTwork" is default -xml | -xml:verify Create ant/junit xml files into the workDir. Optionally verify if the file is well formed.
Test Selection Options
These options can be used to refine the set of tests to be executed.
-a | -automatic | -automagic Any test with /manual will not be run -bug:<bugid> Run only those tests which apply to the given bugid. -exclude:<file> | -Xexclude:<file> Provide a file specifying tests not to be run -k:<keywordExpr> | -keywords:<keywordExpr> A keyword boolean expression for test selection. The expression can contain keyword names, combined with & (and), | (or), ! (not) and parentheses. -m | -manual Only tests with /manual will be run -noshell Any tests which contain shell actions will not be run -shell Only tests which contain shell actions will be run -status:<value>,... Select tests according to their result in an earlier run. The value can be one or more of the following values, separated by commas. pass Tests that passed fail Tests that failed notRun Tests that have not been run error Tests that could not be run because of errors, or tests that were ignored
Test Mode Options
When the JavaTest harness is used to run tests, two possibly different versions of the JDK are used: the JDK version used to run the harness and the JDK version used to run the test(s). The following options provide a means to specify the JDK version used to run the tests. The default is to use the same JDK version (provided by JAVA_HOME) for both the harness and the tests, and for each test to run in its own JVM.
-avm | -agentvm Run tests using a pool of reusable JVMs. -ovm | -othervm Run every test in its own JVM. The JDK version for the tests may be specified via the -testjdk option. If not provided, then the JDK version specified by the JAVA_HOME environment variable will be used. -s | -svm | -samevm If possible, run each test in the same JVM as the JavaTest harness. The JDK version used may be specified with -testjdk If -testjdk is not provided, then the JDK version will be determined by the environment variable JT_JAVA if it is set. Otherwise, the environment variable JAVA_HOME is used.
By default, tests will be run using the default JVM in the test JDK. You can pass all applicable JVM options via using -vmoption; in addition, most common JVM options are also supported directly. For full details of any option, consult the documentation for that version of the JDK, or try using "java -help" or "java -X". If an option is not applicable to a particular platform or JDK release, it will be rejected.
-agentlib:<libname>[=<options>] Load native agent library -agentpath:<pathname><[=<options>] Load native agent library by full pathname -classic | -green | -native | -hotspot | -client | -server | -d32 | -d64 VM Options -compilejdk:<java.home> Compile all tests using specified JDK. If not specified, tests are compiled with the JDK used to run the tests. See also -jdk. e.g. -jdk:/usr/local/java/jdk1.5/solaris-sparc -cpa:<path> | -classpathappend:<path> Append the provided classpath to the CLASSPATH of every test. This is designed to be used primarily for tests which require non-core JDK functionality. For example, to test Swing, which is not part of core JDK1.1, the following addition to the the CLASSPATH would be necessary: -cpa:/usr/local/java/swing-1.0.3/swingall.jar -D<name>=<value> Define a system property -enableassertions | -enableassertions:* | -ea | -ea:* | -disableassertions | -disableassertions:* | -da | -da:* Enable or disable assertions -enablesystemassertions | -esa | -disablesystemassertions | -dsa Enable or disable system assertions -javaagent:<jarpath>[=<options>] Load Java programming language agent -javacoption:<option> Additional compiler option. You can give this option multiple times. Any embedded filenames must be given with absolute paths. -javacoptions:<option>... Additional compiler options. You can give this option multiple times, or give many values together, separated by spaces. If you give multiple values, you may need to enclose them in quotes, depending on the shell you use. Any embedded filenames must be given with absolute paths. Warning: do not use this form if any of the options has an argument such as a filename that might contain spaces. In that case, use one or more -javacoption options instead. -javaoption:<option> Additional java option for running test classes. You can give this option multiple times. Any embedded filenames must be given with absolute paths. See also -vmoption. -javaoptions:<option>... Additional java options for running test classes. You can give this option multiple times, or give many values together, separated by spaces. If you give multiple values, you may need to enclose them in quotes, depending on the shell you use. Any embedded filenames must be given with absolute paths. Warning: do not use this form if any of the options has an argument such as a filename that might contain spaces. In that case, use one or more -javaoption options instead. See also -vmoptions. -jdk:<java.home> | -testjdk:<java.home> Run all tests using specified JDK. e.g. -jdk:/usr/local/java/jdk1.5/solaris-sparc -jit Enable the JIT for the tests. The JIT is turned on by default. -nojit Disable the JIT for the tests. -vmoption:<option> Any other VM option. You can give this option multiple times. Any embedded filenames must be given with absolute paths. This option will be used when compiling and running classes. See also -javaoption. -vmoptions:<option>... Any other VM options. You can give this option multiple times, or give many values together, separated by spaces. If you give multiple values, you may need to enclose them in quotes, depending on the shell you use. Any embedded filenames must be given with absolute paths. Warning: do not use this form if any of the options has an argument such as a filename that might contain spaces. In that case, use one or more -vmption options instead. This option will be used when compiling and running classes. See also -javaoptions. -X* Non-standard VM Options. -Xbootclasspath:<path> Set search path for bootstrap classes and resources -Xbootclasspath/a:<path> Append to end of bootstrap class path -Xbootclasspath/p:<path> Prepend in front of bootstrap class path -Xint* | -Xmixed* | -Xcomp* Non-standard VM Options -Xrunjcov* Options for running jcov -XX* | -Xms* | -Xmx* Non-standard VM Options
Specifying collections of tests.
at-files Long lists of options and tests may be encapsulated in "at-files". Place the options and/or tests in a file and specify the name of the file on the command line with @file. Options or tests that include white space should be enclosed within either single or double quote characters. Comments may be included in the file by prefixing them with '#'. To specify an option beginning with '@' on the command line, use "@@" to avoid @file expansion. Groups A test suite may define named groups of tests. To specify the name of a group of tests on the command line, use test-suite-dir:group-name, where test-suite-dir is a path to the root directory of the test suite (i.e the directory containing the TEST.ROOT file), and where group-name is the name of the group of tests defined in the test suite. If test-suite-dir is omitted it defaults to the value of the -dir option, if given, or to the current directory otherwise. (Note: on Windows, to avoid confusion with absolute path names including a drive specifier, the test-suite-dir must not be specified with a relative path consisting of a single letter.) Groups are defined in a test suite using one or more Java properties files. The names of these files must be listed in the "groups" entry in TEST.ROOT. If the filename is enclosed in square brackets, no error message will be given if the file cannot be found. Within the property files, each entry specifies items to be included or excluded from the group. To include a test or directory of tests, simply specify the name of the test or directory. To exclude a test or directory of tests, use '-' followed by the name of the test or directory. To include the contents of another group, use ':' followed by the name of the group. There must be no spaces between the "-" or ":" and the name that follows.
For more details and examples, see the online help. You can access this directly from the command line with "-onlineHelp <word>...", or you can start the JavaTest harness and use the Help menu.
jtreg can also be run with Ant. See the online help for details. For example, use the "-onlineHelp ant" command line option.
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