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# -*- mode:org -*-
#+TITLE: Org-mode Testing
#+PROPERTY: results silent

* Dependencies

The only dependency is [[][ERT]] the Emacs testing library which ships with
Emacs24.  If you are running an older version of Emacs and don't
already have ERT installed it can be installed from its old [[][git

* Non-interactive batch testing from the command line

The simplest way to run the Org-mode test suite is from the command
line with the following invocation.  Note that the paths below are
relative to the base of the Org-mode directory.

#+BEGIN_SRC sh :dir (expand-file-name "..")
  # For Emacs earlier than 24, add -L /path/to/ert
  emacs -Q --batch \
        -L lisp/ -L testing/ -L testing/lisp -l lisp/org.el \
        -l lisp/org-id.el -l testing/org-test.el \
        --eval "(progn (org-reload) (setq org-confirm-babel-evaluate nil))" \
        -f org-test-run-batch-tests

The options in the above command are explained below.

| -Q      | ignores any personal configuration ensuring a vanilla Emacs instance is used |
| --batch | runs Emacs in "batch" mode with no gui and termination after execution       |
| -l      | loads Org-mode and the org mode test suite defined in testing/org-test.el    |
| --eval  | reloads Org-mode and allows evaluation of code blocks by the tests           |
| -f      | actually runs the tests using the `org-test-run-batch-tests' function        |

* Interactive testing from within Emacs

To run the Org-mode test suite from a current Emacs instance simply
load and run the test suite with the following commands.

1) First load the test suite.
   #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :var here=(buffer-file-name)
     (add-to-list 'load-path (file-name-directory here))
     (require 'org-test)

2) Then run the test suite.
   #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp

* Troubleshooting

- If the value of the =org-babel-no-eval-on-ctrl-c-ctrl-c= is non-nil
  then it will result in some test failure, as there are tests which
  rely on this behavior.
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