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2008-02-02Sane use of test_expect_failureJunio C Hamano
Originally, test_expect_failure was designed to be the opposite of test_expect_success, but this was a bad decision. Most tests run a series of commands that leads to the single command that needs to be tested, like this: test_expect_{success,failure} 'test title' ' setup1 && setup2 && setup3 && what is to be tested ' And expecting a failure exit from the whole sequence misses the point of writing tests. Your setup$N that are supposed to succeed may have failed without even reaching what you are trying to test. The only valid use of test_expect_failure is to check a trivial single command that is expected to fail, which is a minority in tests of Porcelain-ish commands. This large-ish patch rewrites all uses of test_expect_failure to use test_expect_success and rewrites the condition of what is tested, like this: test_expect_success 'test title' ' setup1 && setup2 && setup3 && ! this command should fail ' test_expect_failure is redefined to serve as a reminder that that test *should* succeed but due to a known breakage in git it currently does not pass. So if git-foo command should create a file 'bar' but you discovered a bug that it doesn't, you can write a test like this: test_expect_failure 'git-foo should create bar' ' rm -f bar && git foo && test -f bar ' This construct acts similar to test_expect_success, but instead of reporting "ok/FAIL" like test_expect_success does, the outcome is reported as "FIXED/still broken". Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-09-14Split grep arguments in a way that does not requires to add /dev/null.Junio C Hamano
In order to (almost) always show the name of the file without relying on "-H" option of GNU grep, we used to add /dev/null to the argument list unless we are doing -l or -L. This caused "/dev/null:0" to show up when -c is given in the output. It is not enough to add -c to the set of options we do not pass /dev/null for. When we have too many files, we invoke grep multiple times and we need to avoid giving a widow filename to the last invocation -- otherwise we will not see the name. This keeps two filenames when the argv[] buffer is about to overflow and we have not finished iterating over the index, so that the last round will always have at least two paths to work with (and not require /dev/null). An obvious and the only exception is when there is only 1 file that is given to the underlying grep, and in that case we avoid passing /dev/null and let the external "grep -c" report only the number of matches. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-08-12git-grep: show pathnames relative to the current directoryJunio C Hamano
By default, the command shows pathnames relative to the current directory. Use --full-name (the same flag to do so in ls-files) if you want to see the full pathname relative to the project root. This makes it very pleasant to run in Emacs compilation (or "grep-find") buffer. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-08-06Fix "grep -w"Junio C Hamano
We used to find the first match of the pattern and then if the match is not for the entire word, declared that the whole line does not match. But that is wrong. The command "git grep -w -e mmap" should find that a line "foo_mmap bar mmap baz" matches, by tring the second instance of pattern "mmap" on the same line. Problems an earlier round of "fix" had were pointed out by Morten Welinder, which have been incorporated in the t7002 tests. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>