parrot-prove - Man Page

Prove is a PIR-based TAP (Test Anything Protocol) Harness


parrot-prove [option] [files]


It eats test output (i.e. is a TAP consumer) and tells humans if the test suite passed, and if not, which kind of pretty colors of smoke came out. It is mostly equivalent to 'prove' from Perl 5.

Command line boolean options

To print all test lines use :


To run the tests in random order use :


To show failed tests use :


To show comments use :


To ignore exit status from test scripts use :


To merge test scripts STDERR with their STDOUT use :


To run tests in reverse order use :


To suppress some test output while running tests use :


To print only summary result use :


To show only results with TODO or SKIP directives use :


To normalize TAP output in verbose output use :


To display help use :


To display version use :


Command line options that take arguments

To interpreter to run the tests (' ' for compiled tests.) use :


To store the resulting TAP in an archive file use :



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2020-06-15 perl v5.30.3 User Contributed Perl Documentation