SYNOPSIS

   extester [-stdout <text>]  [-stderr <text>] [-pipe]    \
            [-exit <integer>] [-signal <integer>]         \
            [-sleep <seconds> [-progress <seconds>] ]     \
            [-create <file>=<number> [<file>=<number>...]

   extester -help
   extester -version

DESCRIPTION

A simple script that does nothing except that:

  • it may print a given text to its standard output

  • it may print a given text to its standard error

  • it may exit with a given exit code

  • it may send to itself a given signal (which may cause exiting)

  • it may sleep for a given time period before exiting (or signaling)

  • it may print a short progress report on its standard error every given interval

  • it may read its standard input and pipes it to its standard output

  • it may create one or more output files (whose names may iclude subdirectorie that will also be created) and fill them with the given number of lines

    For example:

       extester -create a.tmp=1 dir/dor/b.tmp=5 empty.dir/=0

    creates:

       ./a.tmp          size:  2
       ./dir/dor/b.tmp  size: 15
       ./empty.dir      an empty directory

OPTIONS

General options

-help

Print documentation and exits.

-version

Print the version and exits.