Passing parameters for a C program in Linux.
milesck at umich.edu
Tue Jun 30 17:44:50 CEST 2009
On Jun 30, 2009, at 6:46 AM, venutaurus539 at gmail.com wrote:
> I have to write an automted script which will test my c
> program. That program when run will ask for the commands.
Keep in mind that, if your test script checks the program's output
before giving it input, you can run into problems with buffering. The
standard C library uses line-based buffering when a program is using a
terminal for output, but when it's outputting to a pipe it uses block
buffering. This can be a problem when running a process using
subprocess--your program will buffer the prompt, and your test script
won't see it, so the test will deadlock. The problem can also exist
in the opposite direction.
- Explicitly set both your test script and your program to have line-
- Add a flush statement whenever you finish writing output and expect
- Use pexpect, which uses a pseudo-tty and will make C stdio default
to line buffering.
- Use pdpi's solution, which, since it doesn't wait for a prompt
before supplying input, doesn't have this issue.
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