This content describes the most recent release of the CodeQL CLI. For more information about this release, see https://github.com/github/codeql-cli-binaries/releases.
To see details of the options available for this command in an earlier release, run the command with the
--help option in your terminal.
codeql test accept <options>... -- <test|dir>...
Accept results of failing unit tests.
This is a convenience command that renames the
.actual files left by
codeql test run for failing tests into
.expected, such that future runs on the tests that give the
same output will be considered to pass. What it does can also be
achieved by ordinary file manipulation, but you may find its syntax more
useful for this special case.
The command-line arguments specify one or more tests -- that is,
.ql(ref) files -- and the command automatically derives the names of
.actual files from them. Any test that doesn't have an
file will be silently ignored, which makes it easy to accept just the
results of failing tests from a previous run.
Each argument is one of:
.qlreffile that defines a test to run.
- A directory which will be searched recursively for tests to run.
[Advanced] Divide the test cases into M roughly equal-sized slices and process only the _N_th of them. This can be used for manual parallelization of the testing process.
[Advanced] Only use queries that can be strongly identified as tests.
This mode tries to distinguish between
.ql files that define unit
.ql files that are meant to be useful queries. This option
is used by tools, such as IDEs, that need to identify all unit tests in
a directory tree without depending on previous knowledge of how the
files in it are arranged.
Within a QL pack whose
qlpack.yml declares a
tests directory, all
.ql files in that directory are considered tests, and
outside it are ignored. In a QL pack that doesn't declare a
.ql file is identified as a test only if it has a
.qlref files are limited by the same rules as
files even though a
.qlref file cannot really be a non-test.
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[Advanced] Give option to the JVM running the command.
(Beware that options containing spaces will not be handled correctly.)
Incrementally increase the number of progress messages printed.
Incrementally decrease the number of progress messages printed.
[Advanced] Explicitly set the verbosity level to one of errors,
warnings, progress, progress+, progress++, progress+++. Overrides
[Advanced] Write detailed logs to one or more files in the given directory, with generated names that include timestamps and the name of the running subcommand.
(To write a log file with a name you have full control over, instead
--log-to-stderr and redirect stderr as desired.)