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authorThomas Rast <trast@student.ethz.ch>2010-06-10 18:24:46 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2010-06-11 20:49:28 (GMT)
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t/README: document --root option
We've had this option since f423ef5 (tests: allow user to specify trash directory location, 2009-08-09). Make it easier to look up :-) Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <trast@student.ethz.ch> Acked-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -84,6 +84,12 @@ appropriately before running "make".
implied by other options like --valgrind and
GIT_TEST_INSTALLED.
+--root=<directory>::
+ Create "trash" directories used to store all temporary data during
+ testing under <directory>, instead of the t/ directory.
+ Using this option with a RAM-based filesystem (such as tmpfs)
+ can massively speed up the test suite.
+
You can also set the GIT_TEST_INSTALLED environment variable to
the bindir of an existing git installation to test that installation.
You still need to have built this git sandbox, from which various