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authorJeff King <>2008-03-12 21:36:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-03-13 07:57:52 (GMT)
commit82ebb0b6ec7470cab96a013d3d719c109003ef83 (patch)
tree8796598a518e972881afd729215c265924c04ddf /t/
parentb4ce54fc61e7c76e2d7f47c34733f0f0bbb6c4cd (diff)
add test_cmp function for test scripts
Many scripts compare actual and expected output using "diff -u". This is nicer than "cmp" because the output shows how the two differ. However, not all versions of diff understand -u, leading to unnecessary test failure. This adds a test_cmp function to the test scripts and switches all "diff -u" invocations to use it. The function uses the contents of "$GIT_TEST_CMP" to compare its arguments; the default is "diff -u". On systems with a less-capable diff, you can do: GIT_TEST_CMP=cmp make test Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index be3d238..f248a32 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ test_expect_failure 'one is ancestor of others and should not be shown' '
git rev-list one --not four >result &&
>expect &&
- diff -u expect result
+ test_cmp expect result