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Re: what's a good way to check a file size (as part of a "make check") f
Re: what's a good way to check a file size (as part of a "make check") from automake?
Mon, 26 Dec 2005 23:11:40 +0100
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>>> "EH" == Ed Hartnett <address@hidden> writes:
EH> Should we just use 'ls -l $file' with sed to parse the output for the
EH> file size?
Depending on how portable you want to be, getting the size out of ls -l
will not be as easy as it seems: see the comments in mdate-sh.
EH> If so, do we have to check for the existence of ls and sed during the
EH> configure? Or is going to be found everywhere?
You can assume them. (configure wouldn't work if they didn't exist.)
EH> Or is there some more clever way to check the size of a file?
Sorry for not answering this question (I don't know the answer),
but why test only the size ? Isn't the contents important too ?
If the file isn't too big I'd ship the expected result and
compare it with `cmp'. If it's too big you can still compute a
checksum to compare.
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