An administrator must create at least one repository in Eggplant Manager. The purpose of a repository is to configure access to the location of the test files you want to use in Eggplant Manager. The test files can be in a file system or a version control system. The Eggplant Manager server must have network access to the location of the test files. For more information about creating a repository, see Creating a Repository in Eggplant Manager.
Eggplant Manager provides different options for how you can set up a repository to access your test files. One of those options is to pass commands through a command line interface (CLI).
The CLI option is useful when your test files are in the following locations:
- some version control systems
- a file system on a machine where the Eggplant Manager server is not running
Version control system: If the test files you want to use in Eggplant Manager are in a version control system other than Git, Subversion, or Mercurial, you need to use the CLI option to pass the file checkout and update commands to the version control system. While Eggplant Manager has built-in support for checkout and update commands for Git, Subversion, and Mercurial, you can still use the CLI with these types of repositories if you need to use more advanced commands.
See Examples: Working with Version Control Systems for the types of commands you can pass through a CLI for Eggplant Manager repositories.
To create an Eggplant Manager repository that uses a CLI to pass commands, you must select Command Line Command in the repository Type field when you create a repository.
Below are examples of checkout and update commands you might pass through a CLI for version control systems.
Checkout: svn co svn+ssh://remote.host.com/path/to/test/suite/repository/trunk
Update: cd trunk && svn update
cvs [Control Versioning System]
Checkout: cvs checkout mymodule
Update: cvs update
- Checkout Master: git clone email@example.com:<account>/<repo_name.git 2>&1
- Update Master: cd <repo_name> && git pull -f firstname.lastname@example.org:<account>/<repo_name.git 2>&1
- Checkout Branch: git clone -b <branchName> email@example.com:<account>/<repo_name.git 2>&1
- Update Branch: cd <repo_name> && git pull -f firstname.lastname@example.org:<account>/<repo_name.git <branchName> 2>&1