ImapTest Command/Reply Testing Configuration

The tests consist of two files in the test directory:

The test file begins with a header, followed by an empty line and then a list of commands. Messages are appended to the test mailbox from the test.mbox file.

The header contains "key: value" pairs. Allowed keys are:

For example:

connections: 2
state: auth


There are two ways to configure commands:

1) [<connection #>] OK|NO|BAD <command> [* <tagged reply>] (0 or more)

2) [<connection #> <command> [* <tagged reply>] (0 or more) OK|NO|BAD [<prefix>]

Connection number is used if there are more than one connection. The first way is faster to write, while the second allows matching reply's <prefix>.

For example:

# way 1)
ok select $mailbox
* 0 exists

# way 2)
select $mailbox
* 0 exists
1 ok [read-write]


Commands and replies can have $variables. If a variable doesn't have value when it's matched against server input, the variable is initialized from the server input. This allows doing this like:

ok fetch 1,2 uid
* 1 fetch (uid $uid1)
* 2 fetch (uid $uid2)

ok uid store $uid1,$uid2 flags \seen
* 1 fetch (uid $uid1 flags (\seen))
* 2 fetch (uid $uid2 flags (\seen))

There are also some predefined variables: