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Re: [PATCH] Restore check-gdb.% target

On 12/12/2014 09:53 AM, Pedro Alves wrote:
Looks convenient indeed.  Fine with me to restore it.  Could you add a
short blurb to testsuite/README mentioning this?

Like so?

commit f8ad961a3858947176a7ed20e3ecf410d6c50da5
Author: Jason Merrill <>
Date:   Tue Dec 9 15:50:03 2014 -0500

    	* (check-gdb.%): Restore.
    	* README: Mention it.

diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/ b/gdb/testsuite/
index 1c923cd..07d3942 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/
@@ -188,6 +188,10 @@ DO_RUNTEST = \
 @GMAKE_FALSE@expanded_tests_or_none = $(TESTS)
+# Shorthand for running all the tests in a single directory.
+@GMAKE_TRUE@	$(MAKE) check TESTS="gdb.$*/*.exp"
 	$(DO_RUNTEST) $(RUNTESTFLAGS) $(expanded_tests_or_none)
diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/README b/gdb/testsuite/README
index 9a5059a..fa17781 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/README
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/README
@@ -160,7 +160,9 @@ list of tests to run.
 If using GNU make then the contents are wildcard-expanded using
 GNU make's $(wildcard) function.  Test paths must be fully specified,
 relative to the "testsuite" subdirectory.  This allows one to run all
-tests in a subdirectory by passing "gdb.subdir/*.exp".
+tests in a subdirectory by passing "gdb.subdir/*.exp", or more simply
+by using the check-gdb.subdir target in the Makefile.
 If for some strange reason one wanted to run all tests that begin with
 the letter "d" that is also possible: TESTS="*/d*.exp".

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