Eggplant Command Line Options

This page explains the different options you can use when you run Eggplant Functional scripts from a command line using the Eggplant command. This command launches the Eggplant Functional GUI. Note that if you run one of these options using the runscript command, the Eggplant Functional GUI launches. See Runscript Command Options to learn more about the runscript command.

For more information about these commands, see Running from the Command Line.

Note: We use the term arguments to describe the options you pass with the runscript or Eggplant command when you run those commands from the command line. Other terms you might be familiar with include options and flags.

We use the term parameters to refer to the values that you pass as input to scripts. See Passing Parameters for more information about passing parameters to scripts when you run them from a command line.

-AlertOnError

Use: Boolean. (Yes/No) Specifies whether to show an alert when script execution fails.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch /Users/Alex/appTests.suite/Scripts/test3.script -AlertOnError yes

Windows

"C:\Program Files\eggPlant\eggPlant.bat" -RunOnLaunch "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\MyTests.suite\scripts\test3.script" -AlertOnError yes

Linux

Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test1.script -AlertOnError yes
Note: This parameter overrides the Eggplant Functional General Preference for Alert user when script execution fails.

-AlertOnFailedConnections

Use: Boolean. (Yes/No) Specifies whether to show an alert when a connection fails.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch /Users/Alex/appTests.suite/Scripts/test3.script -AlertOnFailedConnections yes

Windows

"C:\Program Files)\eggPlant\eggPlant.bat" -RunOnLaunch "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\MyTests.suite\scripts\test3.script" -AlertOnFailedConnections yes

Linux

Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test1.script -AlertOnFailedConnections yes
Note: This parameter overrides the Eggplant Functional General Preference for Show alert when a connection fails.

-AutoShowRunWindow

Use: Boolean. (Yes/No) Specifies to bring the Run window forward when the script is run.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -AutoShowRunWindow yes

Windows

"C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat" -AutoShowRunWindow yes

Linux (bash shell)

Eggplant -AutoShowRunWindow yes
Note: The -AutoShowRunWindow flag overrides the Eggplant Functional General Preference for Bring the Run window forward when a script is run.

-DefaultDocumentDirectory

Use: A path to a directory. Specifies the starting directory for relative file paths to suites, such as the paths of helper suites.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -DefaultDocumentDirectory ~/Documents/EggplantDocs

Windows

"C:\Program Files\Eggplant\eggPlant.bat" -DefaultDocumentDirectory "C:\Users\Elizabeth\Documents\eggPlantTests"

Linux

Eggplant ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test1.script -DefaultDocumentDirectory ~/Documents
Note: This is the same as the Eggplant Functional General Preference for Default Suite Directory.

-open

Use: A path to a suite or script. The -open argument launches Eggplant Functional from the command line with a suite open. Include the path to the specific suite with the -open argument. The -open argument also can open specific scripts. Include the path to the specific script to do this.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -open ~/Documents/appTests.suite
/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -open ~/Documents/appTests.suite/scripts/testscript.script

Windows

"C:\Program Files\eggPlant\Eggplant.bat" "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\appTests.suite" -open
"C:\Program Files\eggPlant\Eggplant.bat" "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\appTests.suite\scripts\testscript.script" -open

Linux

Eggplant ~/Documents/appTests.suite -open
Eggplant ~/Documents/appTests.suite/scripts/testscript.script -open

-param (-p)

Use: A single parameter. The -param argument passes parameters to a script. You can use -param before or after the name of the script. Note that the -param string must precede each parameter in the script. The -p form is an abbreviation for the same parameter. You can use them interchangeably.

Note: The -param argument (without an "s" on the end) is not the same as the older -params parameter.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test1.script -param "SUT1" -param "phonebook.txt"

Windows

"C:\Program Files\eggPlant\Eggplant.bat" -RunOnLaunch "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\MyTests.suite\scripts\test1.script" -param "SUT1" -param "phonebook.txt"

Linux

Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test1.script -param "SUT1" -param "phonebook.txt"

-QuitAfterRun

Use: Boolean. (Yes/No) Invokes the given script or suite schedule, then quits Eggplant Functional. To cancel the quit, open Eggplant Functional, choose Eggplant from the main menu, then Quit. Then click the Cancel Quit button.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch /Users/Alex/Docs.suite/Scripts/myTests/test2.script -QuitAfterRun yes

Windows

"C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat" -RunOnLaunch "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\MySuite.suite\Scripts\test2.script" -QuitAfterRun yes

Linux

Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test1.script ~/Documents/appTests.suite/Scripts/test2.script -QuitAfterRun yes

-ReopenDocuments

Use: Boolean. (Yes/No) Specifies whether to reopen the last open suites and scripts when you launch Eggplant Functional.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -ReopenDocuments no

Windows

"C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat" -ReopenDocuments no

Linux

Eggplant -ReopenDocuments no
Note: This parameter overrides the Eggplant Functional General Preference for Reopen suites from last session.

-RestoreConnection

Use: Boolean. (Yes/No) Specifies whether to restore connections from the last session when you launch Eggplant Functional.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RestoreConnection yes

Windows

"C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat" -RestoreConnection yes

Linux

Eggplant -RestoreConnection yes
Note: This parameter overrides the Eggplant Functional General Preference for Reopen connections from last session.

-RunOnLaunch

Use: A path to a script or suite schedule. Invokes the specified script(s) or suite schedule when you launch Eggplant Functional.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/eggPlant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch /Users/Alex/Alex_Tests.suite/Schedule1

Windows

"C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat" -RunOnLaunch "C:\Users\Alex\Documents\Eggplant\MySuite.suite\Schedule1"

Linux

Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/appTests.suite/scripts/test1.script

-ScaleRemoteScreen

Use: Boolean. Default: Off. Scales the remote screen of mobile (iOS or Android) devices to 50% of their original size unless otherwise specified by the ScreenScaleRatio setting which can also be passed as a command line flag. Available for use with VNC connections only.

Important: Once set via the command line, this setting persists in the Eggplant Functional connection list item for that connection. This can be re-set by running another command line call to set scaleRemoteScreen to off, or de-selecting the Screen Scale Ratio checkbox in the Eggplant Functional connection interface.

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/Eggplant.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Desktop/MySuite.suite/Scripts/ToRunFromCLI.script -scaleRemoteScreen yes -host 10.1.11.111 -port 5902 -password securePassword

Windows

“C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat” -RunOnLaunch “C:\Users\Dave\My Documents\MySuite.suite\Scripts\ToRunFromCLI.script” -scaleRemoteScreen yes -screenScaleRatio 3 -host 10.1.11.150 -port 5901 -password securePassword

Linux

eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/TestSuite.sute/Scripts/ToRunfromCLI.script -scaleRemoteScreen yes -screenScaleRatio 2 -host 10.1.11.182 -port 5902 -password securePassword

-ScreenScaleRatio

Use: Integer value N. Determines the screen scale ratio 1:N where N is an integer value provided by the user. This setting modifies the scale used bythe ScaleRemoteScreen setting, which has a default N value of 2 (scaling the remote screen to 50%).

Examples:

Mac

/Applications/Eggplant20.app/Contents/MacOS/Eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Desktop/Elizabeth.suite/Scripts/ToRunFromCLI.script -scaleRemoteScreen yes -scaleScreenRatio 3 -host 10.1.11.120 -port 5901 -password securePassword

Windows

“C:\Program Files\Eggplant\Eggplant.bat” -RunOnLaunch “C:\Users\Dave\My Documents\MySuite.suite\Scripts\ToRunFromCLI.script” -scaleRemoteScreen yes -screenScaleRatio 4 -host 10.1.11.111 -port 5902 -password securePassword

Linux

eggplant -RunOnLaunch ~/Documents/TestSuite.sute/Scripts/ToRunfromCLI.script -scaleRemoteScreen yes -screenScaleRatio 3 -host 10.1.11.210 -port 5901 -password securePassword

 

This topic was last updated on July 02, 2020, at 02:40:02 PM.

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