# -*- mode:org -*-
#+TITLE: Org-mode Testing
#+PROPERTY: results silent
The only dependency is [[http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ErtTestLibrary][ERT]] the Emacs testing library which ships with
Emacs24. If you are running an older version of Emacs and don't
already have ERT installed it can be installed from its old [[https://github.com/ohler/ert][git
* Non-interactive batch testing from the command line
The simplest way to run the Org-mode test suite is from the command
line with the following invocation. Note that the paths below are
relative to the base of the Org-mode directory.
#+BEGIN_SRC sh :dir (expand-file-name "..")
# For Emacs earlier than 24, add -L /path/to/ert
emacs -Q --batch \
-L lisp/ -L testing/ -L testing/lisp -l lisp/org.el \
-l lisp/org-id.el -l testing/org-test.el \
--eval "(progn (org-reload) (setq org-confirm-babel-evaluate nil))" \
The options in the above command are explained below.
| -Q | ignores any personal configuration ensuring a vanilla Emacs instance is used |
| --batch | runs Emacs in "batch" mode with no gui and termination after execution |
| -l | loads Org-mode and the org mode test suite defined in testing/org-test.el |
| --eval | reloads Org-mode and allows evaluation of code blocks by the tests |
| -f | actually runs the tests using the `org-test-run-batch-tests' function |
* Interactive testing from within Emacs
To run the Org-mode test suite from a current Emacs instance simply
load and run the test suite with the following commands.
1) First load the test suite.
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :var here=(buffer-file-name)
(add-to-list 'load-path (file-name-directory here))
2) Then run the test suite.
- If the value of the =org-babel-no-eval-on-ctrl-c-ctrl-c= is non-nil
then it will result in some test failure, as there are tests which
rely on this behavior.