dejagnu  1.6.3
About: DejaGnu is a framework for testing other programs.
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Welcome to DejaGnu!

DejaGnu is a framework for testing other programs. Its purpose is to provide a single front-end for all tests. Beyond this, DejaGnu offers several advantages for testing:

* The flexibility and consistency of the DejaGnu framework make it
  easy to write tests for any program.

* DejaGnu provides a layer of abstraction which makes all tests
  portable to any host or target where a program must be tested.
  For instance, a test for GDB can run (from any UNIX based host)
  on any target architecture supported by DejaGnu.  DejaGnu has
  run tests on several single board computers, whose operating
  software ranges from a boot monitor to a fully-fledged,
  UNIX-like realtime OS.

* DejaGnu is written in Expect, which in turn uses Tcl (Tool
  command language).  The framework comprises two parts: the
  testing framework and the testsuites themselves.  Tests are
  usually written in Tcl and distributed with the programs, not
  with DejaGnu.


For detailed instructions on installing DejaGnu, see the INSTALL file.

Reporting bugs

If you think you have found a bug in DejaGnu, then please send a bug report. Guidelines for reporting bugs can be found at:


The DejaGnu documentation is written in Texinfo. HTML and PDF versions of the current user manual are kept at:

GNU Info documentation is installed as part of the installation process. You can read this by typing "info dejagnu".