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Suite of tools to manage daemons for testing

Project description

Overtest is a suite of tools that allows to start and stop daemons for a quick throw-away usage. This is typically useful when needing these daemons to run integration testing.

Supported daemons

Overtest currently supports:


To use Overtest, simply call the overtest $daemon program that you need. It will setup the temporary environment and export a few environment variable for you to accesss it:

$ overtest postgresql psql template1
I: starting postgresql
I: started postgresql
I: executing command: psql template1
Expanded display is used automatically.
Line style is unicode.
psql (9.4.5)
Type "help" for help.

template1=# \l
                              List of databases
   Name    │ Owner │ Encoding │   Collate   │    Ctype    │ Access privileges
 postgres  │ jd    │ UTF8     │ en_US.UTF-8 │ en_US.UTF-8 │
 template0 │ jd    │ UTF8     │ en_US.UTF-8 │ en_US.UTF-8 │ =c/jd            ↵
           │       │          │             │             │ jd=CTc/jd
 template1 │ jd    │ UTF8     │ en_US.UTF-8 │ en_US.UTF-8 │ =c/jd            ↵
           │       │          │             │             │ jd=CTc/jd
(3 rows)

template1=# \q
I: stopping postgresql
I: stopped postgresql

You can also source overtest itself in one of your script. It will set the environment up, and will clean as soon as your script exit:

source overtest postgresql
# Do something with PostgreSQL
# The script will clean things for you

Environment variables

Overtest exports a few environment variable:

  • OVERTEST_DAEMON which contains the name of the daemon launched

  • OVERTEST_URL which contains the URL to the daemon

  • OVERTEST_$daemon_* variables, which contains daemon specific variables, such as port, database name, URL, etc.

Driver specific options


The sentinel mode of Redis can be enabled by setting the environment variable OVERTEST_REDIS_SENTINEL_ENABLE to any value.

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