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barrt

1.7.0 • Public • Published

barrt - A Bash Rspec-like Regression Test Framework

Usage

barrt was written to allow easy testing of commandline programs. The initial use case was making it possible to choose "Copy as cURL" from a request in Google Chrome, drop the result into a test case, edit the URL slightly, and begin checking the headers and response body.

One of the design goals is to provide helpful error messages when tests fail. The framework may be extended with modules that create custom "expectations" (which are functions like expect that describe the left side of a comparison) that make sense when coupled with existing assertions like to_equal.

barrt and its plugins are available as NPM modules. They don't use any Javascript. But having support for versioning and ease of installing releases is helpful even so.

An effort has been made to provide compatible versions of grep and sed as functions that support extended (Perl or PCRE-like) regular expression syntax which work on both Linux and OS X.

Plugins

Examples

Simple test case

In a new file called test/number-five.sh (make sure to run chmod +x on it):

#!/bin/bash 
 
. $(dirname $0)/../setup.sh
 
describe "The number 5"
 
num=5
 
it "is greater than 0"
 
expect $num; to_be_greater_than 0

Test case with chained assertions

it "is a number less than 7"
 
expect $num; to_be_numeric; to_be_less_than 7

Test case using the barrt-curl module

In a new file called test/example-request.sh (make sure to run chmod +x on it):

#!/bin/bash 
 
. $(dirname $0)/../setup.sh
 
describe "Requests to example.com"
 
record_curl http://example.com
 
it "returns a 200 response with type text/html"
 
expect_response_code; to_equal 200
expect_header Content-Type; to_equal text/html

Output

$ ./runner.sh
* Requests to example.com
  - it returns a 200 response with type text/html
* The number 5
  - it is greater than 0
  - it is a number less than 7
 
Test Summary:
  - 2 scenario(s) passed
  - 0 scenario(s) skipped
  - 0 scenario(s) failed

Installation

Install the module from npm:

npm i --save barrt

Install any plugins you may want.

Edit the setup.sh file in your test suite to include the following:

#!/bin/bash 
 
modules=$(dirname "$BASH_SOURCE")/node_modules
 
. "$modules"/barrt/setup.sh
. "$modules"/barrt-curl/setup.sh
 
# other plugins or setup tasks... 

Create a runner.sh file in your test suite with these contents:

#!/bin/bash 
 
modules=$(dirname "$BASH_SOURCE")/node_modules
 
exec "$modules"/barrt/runner.sh

Write some tests and place them in the test/ directory.

Run tests

Run all tests:

./runner.sh

Run a single test:

./test/different_origin.sh

Skipping a test:

chmod -x ./test/skip_this_one.sh

API

The following are provided as bash functions:

Core

describe $scenario_description

it $test_case_description

Expectations

expect $value_to_be_compared

Assertions

to_be_empty

to_not_be_empty

to_equal $another_value

to_be_numeric

to_be_greater_than $another_number

to_be_greater_than_or_equal_to $another_number

to_be_less_than $another_number

to_be_less_than_or_equal_to $another_number

to_be_between $range_1 $range_2

to_contain $substring

to_match $pattern

to_be_consistent

Compatibility

grep $grep_arguments

sed $sed_arguments

Utility

echo_quoted $arguments_to_quote...

in_n_seconds $seconds $commands_to_run...

print_json_array $arguments_of_array...

first_line

last_line

remove_last_line

count_lines

fail $failure_reason

soft_fail $failure_reason

is_between $num $start_range $end_range

is_numeric $possible_number

Defining new assertions

define_side_a $value_to_be_compared

define_side_a_text $description_of_value_to_be_compared

define_addl_text $additional_explanation_if_test_case_fails

get_side_a, get_side_a_text, get_addl_text

License

MIT

Install

npm i barrt

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1.7.0

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