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Re: A "Where am I" routine




On Fri, Jul 06, 2018 at 06:25:43AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> I multi-boot several configurations &/or releases of Debian.
> I will run identical test scripts on each.
> I want to store the results in a common logging file.
> 
> I can set up an appropriate environment with a custom fstab containing:
> > 
> >  # create a common area
> >  LABEL=owlcommon /home/richard/Documents/tst_common vfat user,rw,umask=000 0 0
> >  # a dummy mount labeled to show which instance
> >  LABEL=dummy /home/richard/Documents/where/sda14 ext4 user,ro 0 0
> > 
> > 
> The first statement gives me a directory usable by all.
> The second tells me where I am by using:
>    ls /home/richard/Documents/where
> in any test script.

OK, a directory existing/ named per your location. Sounds reasonable.
My default would normally be to create a config file "per host/ per
test env" containing one or more env vars (which specify what I need
to know about that host/ test-env, which I would "source" in bash
scripts which do things depending on the test environment.

But a shared/ mounted directory sounds fine too - that's also a place
where you can store logs etc.

Happy testing,