Process a new gp_test specification.


nt <test_procedure_file> [t=gp_test_name] [mode=start_mode_number] [time=timeout_value] [+r] [+i]



Specify the name of the test specification file to activate
if specifying the +i option, specify the label of  the string variable that contains the procedure_file name.


Optional. Specify a start_mode_number to override the start mode of the procedure.


Optional. Specify a mode time_out_value to override the mode timeout of the first mode.


Optional. Specify the name assigned to the gp_test to process the new test procedure. The default name is ‘test’.


Optional. Specify this flag to restart the test without reading the specification file.


Optional. Specify this flag to change the meaning of the procedure_file argument. Instead of the filename, the label of a string variable which contains the filename specified with the procedure_file argument will be used.


nt gp_hotshut
The above command activates the gp_test procedure that runs a hot-shutdown cycle.

nt hotshut mode=22 +r
The above command jumps to mode 22 without reading the specification file.

nt Testfile +i
The above command jumps to the test procedure contained in the string variable Testfile.


The nt command causes gp_test to read and start a new test specification file. If the +r option is used, the test procedure execution is modified without reading the specification file.

Use the ck command to check that there are no errors identified in the syntax of a gp_test spec file before running the spec file with the nt command.

See Also:

ck, hold, idle, release, gp_test, Test Manager User Guide