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:


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


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

Connection number is used if there are more than one connection. The order of untagged replies doesn't matter. 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))

$n where n is a number maps to sequences at the beginning of a command. These are useful when receiving EXPUNGEs from another session. For example:

1 ok expunge
2 ok uid fetch 3 flags
# server may send expunge before or after fetch - both match this test
* $2 expunge
* $3 fetch (uid 3 (flags ()))

There are also some predefined variables: