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The cURL Test Suite

  perl (and a unix-style shell)

  'make test'. This invokes the '' perl script. Edit the top
  variables of that script in case you have some specific needs.

  The script breaks on the first test that doesn't do OK. Use -a to prevent
  the script to abort on the first error. Run the script with -v for more
  verbose output. Use -d to run the test servers with debug output enabled as

  Use -s for shorter output, or pass test numbers to run specific tests only
  (like "./ 3 4" to test 3 and 4 only). It also supports test case
  ranges with 'to'. As in "./runtests 3 to 9" which runs the seven tests from
  3 to 9.

  The test script will check that all allocated memory is freed properly IF
  curl has been built with the MALLOCDEBUG define set. The script will
  automatically detect if that is the case, and it will use the ../memanalyze
  script to analyze the memory debugging output.

  If a test case fails, you can conveniently get the script to invoke the
  debugger (gdb) for you with the server running and the exact same command
  line parameters that failed. Just invoke ' <test number> -g' and
  then just type 'run' in the debugger to perform the command through the

  If a test case causes a core dump, analyze it by running gdb like:

          # gdb ../curl/src core

  ... and get a stack trace with the gdb command:

          (gdb) where

  All logs are generated in the logs/ subdirctory (it is emtpied first
  in the script)

  All test-data are put in the data/ subdirctory.

  For each tests there exist a few files, all with their own separate and
  special purpose. Replace N with the test number:

    nameN.txt: test description as displayed when run

    commandN.txt: command line options for this test

    protN.txt: the full dump of the protocol communication that curl is
               expected to use when performing this test

    replyN.txt: the full dump the server should reply to curl for this test.
               If the final result that curl should've got is not in this
               file, you can instead name the file replyN0001.txt. This
               enables you to fiddle more. ;-) Alas, the server sends the
               replyN.txt file but checks the result after the test against
               the *0001.txt file.

    stdoutN.txt: if this file is present, curl's stdout is compared against
               this file to see that they're identical. If this is present,
               curl will not be run with -o but instead all output is compared
               against this file!

    errorN.txt: if this file is present, it should contain the error number
               curl is supposed to return when this test is run.

    uploadN.txt: if this file is present, it should contain the same data as
               the log/upload.N does, after a curl upload has been performed.

    ftpdN.txt: this file may contain instructions how to modify the behaviour
               of the ftp server. It uses a simple syntax that is left to
               describe here!


  * Make work when we PUT without Content-Length:
  * Add persistant connection support and test cases
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