Capturing the stdout

Hi all,

I am running a test case and need it capture the output it gives me.

require ‘stringio’
old_stdout = $stdout
$stdout = StringIO.new

@reqout = $stdout.string
$stdout = old_stdout

the above code captures the stdout if something written explicily (like
puts).
but it doesnot capture the output or running a testcase.
i want to capture the results if the testcases.
is there a way it could be done.

Thanks,
Navya.

Navya A. wrote:

the above code captures the stdout if something written explicily (like puts).
but it doesnot capture the output or running a testcase.
i want to capture the results if the testcases.
is there a way it could be done.

You probably must redirect $defout also. Other than that doing it
externally (i.e. in the calling process) might be an option, too.

Kind regards

robert

On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 07:39:02PM +0900, Robert K. wrote:

the above code captures the stdout if something written explicily (like
puts).
but it doesnot capture the output or running a testcase.
i want to capture the results if the testcases.
is there a way it could be done.

You probably must redirect $defout also. Other than that doing it
externally (i.e. in the calling process) might be an option, too.

IIRC $defout is deprecated.

You can separate the output (from the code being tested) from the
information
displayed by Test::Unit as follows:

include Test::Unit::UI
out = StringIO.new “”
test_out = StringIO.new “”

$stdout = out
ret = Console::TestRunner.new(my_test_suite, NORMAL, test_out).start
$stdout = STDOUT

“actual” stdout in out.string

Test::Unit info in test_out.string

If you also want to capture the stdout from subprocesses, you need
something
like
begin
old_stdout = STDOUT.dup
STDOUT.reopen(“mytempfile”, “w”)

# create the TestRunner, possibly redirecting its output as shown
above;
# fork, system, ``, etc. in the tested code will be redirected to
the
# tempfile

ensure
STDOUT.reopen(old_stdout)
end

Silly example of the former:

RUBY_VERSION # => “1.8.4”
require ‘stringio’
require ‘test/unit/ui/console/testrunner’

class Foo
def foo(a,b)
if b > 3
puts a + b
else
puts a - b
end

a * b

end
end

class TC_Foo < Test::Unit::TestCase
def setup; @foo = Foo.new end

def test_foo
assert_equal(8, @foo.foo(2, 4))
end
end

include Test::Unit::UI
out = StringIO.new “”
test_out = StringIO.new “”

$stdout = out
ret = Console::TestRunner.new(TC_Foo.suite, NORMAL, test_out).start
$stdout = STDOUT

puts “Output:”
out.string.each{|x| puts “-> #{x}”}
puts “----”
puts “Test (#{ret.passed? ? “passed” : “failed”}):”
test_out.string.each{|x| puts “->> #{x}”}

>> Output:

>> -> 6

>> ----

>> Test (passed):

>> ->> Loaded suite TC_Foo

>> ->> Started

>> ->> .

>> ->> Finished in 0.000601 seconds.

>> ->>

>> ->> 1 tests, 1 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

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