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I used the word "misuse" because I think that the Test::* modules were originally used for testing code, and I've adapted them to some orthogonal uses.

At it's most fundamental, you just need to define a set of "things" you want to test and define their acceptable output. This can be tricky, as you might need to define a range of acceptable output values. One strategy that I've used in the past is to predefine a hash like this:

%commands = { $cmd1 => $output1, ... };
Then execute the commands and test the dynamic output against the predefined output.

I've actually got to run and catch a plane, but I'll be sure to check on this thread when I get back. Cheers. :)

In reply to Re^3: using Test::* modules for generic testing of non perl stuff? by biosysadmin
in thread using Test::* modules for generic testing of non perl stuff? by jfroebe

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