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ctest version 2.4-patch 4
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Name

  ctest - Testing driver provided by CMake.

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Usage

  ctest [options]

The "ctest" executable is the CMake test driver program.  CMake-generated
build trees created for projects that use the ENABLE_TESTING and ADD_TEST
commands have testing support.  This program will run the tests and report
results.

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Command-Line Options

  -C <cfg>, --build-config <cfg>
       Choose configuration to test.

       Some CMake-generated build trees can have multiple build
       configurations in the same tree.  This option can be used to specify
       which one should be tested.  Example configurations are "Debug" and
       "Release".

  -V,--verbose
       Enable verbose output from tests.

       Test output is normally suppressed and only summary information is
       displayed.  This option will show all test output.

  -VV,--extra-verbose
       Enable more verbose output from tests.

       Test output is normally suppressed and only summary information is
       displayed.  This option will show even more test output.

  --debug
       Displaying more verbose internals of CTest.

       This feature will result in large number of output that is mostly
       useful for debugging dashboard problems.

  -Q,--quiet
       Make ctest quiet.

       This option will suppress all the output.  The output log file will
       still be generated if the --output-log is specified.  Options such as
       --verbose, --extra-verbose, and --debug are ignored if --quiet is
       specified.

  -O <file>, --output-log <file>
       Output to log file

       This option tells ctest to write all its output to a log file.

  -N,--show-only
       Disable actual execution of tests.

       This option tells ctest to list the tests that would be run but not
       actually run them.  Useful in conjunction with the -R and -E options.

  -R <regex>, --tests-regex <regex>
       Run tests matching regular expression.

       This option tells ctest to run only the tests whose names match the
       given regular expression.

  -E <regex>, --exclude-regex <regex>
       Exclude tests matching regular expression.

       This option tells ctest to NOT run the tests whose names match the
       given regular expression.

  -D <dashboard>, --dashboard <dashboard>
       Execute dashboard test

       This option tells ctest to perform act as a Dart client and perform a
       dashboard test.  All tests are <Mode><Test>, where Mode can be
       Experimental, Nightly, and Continuous, and Test can be Start, Update,
       Configure, Build, Test, Coverage, and Submit.

  -M <model>, --test-model <model>
       Sets the model for a dashboard

       This option tells ctest to act as a Dart client where the TestModel
       can be Experimental, Nightly, and Continuous.  Combining -M and -T is
       similar to -D

  -T <action>, --test-action <action>
       Sets the dashboard action to perform

       This option tells ctest to act as a Dart client and perform some
       action such as start, build, test etc.  Combining -M and -T is similar
       to -D

  --track <track>
       Specify the track to submit dashboard to

       Submit dashboard to specified track instead of default one.  By
       default, the dashboard is submitted to Nightly, Experimental, or
       Continuous track, but by specifying this option, the track can be
       arbitrary.

  -S <script>, --script <script>
       Execute a dashboard for a configuration

       This option tells ctest to load in a configuration script which sets a
       number of parameters such as the binary and source directories.  Then
       ctest will do what is required to create and run a dashboard.  This
       option basically sets up a dashboard and then runs ctest -D with the
       appropriate options.

  -SP <script>, --script-new-process <script>
       Execute a dashboard for a configuration

       This option does the same operations as -S but it will do them in a
       seperate process.  This is primarily useful in cases where the script
       may modify the environment and you do not want the modified enviroment
       to impact other -S scripts.

  -A <file>, --add-notes <file>
       Add a notes file with submission

       This option tells ctest to include a notes file when submitting
       dashboard.

  -I [Start,End,Stride,test#,test#|Test file], --tests-information
       Run a specific number of tests by number.

       This option causes ctest to run tests starting at number Start, ending
       at number End, and incrementing by Stride.  Any additional numbers
       after Stride are considered individual test numbers.  Start, End,or
       stride can be empty.  Optionally a file can be given that contains the
       same syntax as the command line.

  -U, --union
       Take the Union of -I and -R

       When both -R and -I are specified by default the intersection of tests
       are run.  By specifying -U the union of tests is run instead.

  --interactive-debug-mode [0|1]
       Set the interactive mode to 0 or 1.

       This option causes ctest to run tests in either an interactive mode or
       a non-interactive mode.  On Windows this means that in non-interactive
       mode, all system debug pop up windows are blocked.  In dashboard mode
       (Experimental, Nightly, Continuous), the default is non-interactive.
       When just running tests not for a dashboard the default is to allow
       popups and interactive debugging.

  --build-and-test
       Configure, build and run a test.

       This option tells ctest to configure (i.e.  run cmake on), build, and
       or execute a test.  The configure and test steps are optional.  The
       arguments to this command line are the source and binary directories.
       By default this will run CMake on the Source/Bin directories specified
       unless --build-nocmake is specified.  Both --build-makeprogram and
       --build-generator MUST be provided to use --built-and-test.  If
       --test-command is specified then that will be run after the build is
       complete.  Other options that affect this mode are --build-target
       --build-nocmake, --build-run-dir, --build-two-config, --build-exe-dir,
       --build-project,--build-noclean, --build-options

  --build-target
       Specify a specific target to build.

       This option goes with the --build-and-test option, if left out the all
       target is built.

  --build-nocmake
       Run the build without running cmake first.

       Skip the cmake step.

  --build-run-dir
       Specify directory to run programs from.

       Directory where programs will be after it has been compiled.

  --build-two-config
       Run CMake twice


  --build-exe-dir
       Specify the directory for the executable.


  --build-generator
       Specify the generator to use.


  --build-project
       Specify the name of the project to build.


  --build-makeprogram
       Specify the make program to use.


  --build-noclean
       Skip the make clean step.


  --build-options
       Add extra options to the build step.

       This option must be the last option with the exception of
       --test-command

  --test-command
       The test to run with the --build-and-test option.


  --tomorrow-tag
       Nightly or experimental starts with next day tag.

       This is useful if the build will not finish in one day.

  --ctest-config
       The configuration file used to initialize CTest state when submitting
       dashboards.

       This option tells CTest to use different initialization file instead
       of DartConfiguration.tcl.  This way multiple initialization files can
       be used for example to submit to multiple dashboards.

  --overwrite
       Overwrite CTest configuration option.

       By default ctest uses configuration options from configuration file.
       This option will overwrite the configuration option.

  --extra-submit <file>[;<file>]
       Submit extra files to the dashboard.

       This option will submit extra files to the dashboard.

  --force-new-ctest-process
       Run child CTest instances as new processes

       By default CTest will run child CTest instances within the same
       process.  If this behavior is not desired, this argument will enforce
       new processes for child CTest processes.

  --submit-index
       Submit individual dashboard tests with specific index

       This option allows performing the same CTest action (such as test)
       multiple times and submit all stages to the same dashboard (Dart2
       required).  Each execution requires different index.

  --copyright [file]
       Print the CMake copyright and exit.

       If a file is specified, the copyright is written into it.

  --help
       Print usage information and exit.

       Usage describes the basic command line interface and its options.

  --help-full [file]
       Print full help and exit.

       Full help displays most of the documentation provided by the UNIX man
       page.  It is provided for use on non-UNIX platforms, but is also
       convenient if the man page is not installed.  If a file is specified,
       the help is written into it.

  --help-html [file]
       Print full help in HTML format.

       This option is used by CMake authors to help produce web pages.  If a
       file is specified, the help is written into it.

  --help-man [file]
       Print a UNIX man page and exit.

       This option is used by the cmake build to generate the UNIX man page.
       If a file is specified, the help is written into it.

  --version [file]
       Show program name/version banner and exit.

       If a file is specified, the version is written into it.

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Standard CMake Modules

The following modules are provided with CMake.  They can be used with
INCLUDE(ModuleName).

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