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NAME ^

Test::Symlink - Test::Builder based test for symlink correctness

VERSION ^

Version 0.02

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Test::Symlink tests => 3;

    symlink_ok('foo', 'bar', 'foo links to bar');
    symlink_ok('foo' => 'bar', 'Use fat comma for visual clarity');

    # The test name is optional
    symlink_ok('foo' => 'bar') # ok 3 - Symlink: foo -> bar

Test::Symlink automatically exports symlink_ok() for testing the correctness of symlinks. Test::Symlink uses Test::Builder, so plays nicely with Test::Simple, Test::More, and other Test::Builder based modules.

FUNCTIONS ^

symlink_ok($src, $dst, [ $test_name ]);

Verifies that $src exists, and is a symlink to $dst.

Does not verify that $dst exists, as this is legal, and there is at least one valid usage of this that I'm aware of (/etc/malloc.conf on FreeBSD). If you want to ensure that the destination exists then write this as two tests. For example:

    ok(-e $dst, "$dst exists");
    symlink_ok($src, $dst, "  ... and $src links to it");

The test name ($test_name) is optional. If it is omitted then a test name of the form "Symlink: $src -> $dst" is used.

Perl's fat comma operator can be usefully used as an visual aid.

The test will be skipped on systems that do not support symlinks. However, the arguments to symlink_ok() will still be checked to ensure that they are defined and non-empty.

AUTHOR ^

Nik Clayton, <nik@FreeBSD.org>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-test-symlink@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Test-Symlink. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright (c) 2003 Nik Clayton All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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