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Re: [v3, with help] Re: run one test

>From a6f669fc4091899c8ebc50159c9e4edc5cc4bdeb Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: DJ Delorie <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:04:52 -0400
Subject: Add onetest convenience target and makefile help text

Adds "make onetest" (or "make onecheck") for re-running just
one test.  Also adds "make help" for help with our Makefile
targets, and adds a mini-help when you just run "make".

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 67ddd01bfe..f84450e60d 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -26,8 +26,17 @@ include Makeconfig
 # This is the default target; it makes everything except the tests.
-.PHONY: all
-all: lib others
+.PHONY: all help minihelp
+all: minihelp lib others
+	@sed '0,/^help-starts-here$$/d'
+	@echo
+	@echo type \"make help\" for help with common glibc makefile targets
+	@echo
 ifneq ($(AUTOCONF),no)
@@ -499,3 +508,12 @@ FORCE:
 iconvdata/% localedata/% po/%: FORCE
 	$(MAKE) $(PARALLELMFLAGS) -C $(@D) $(@F)
+# Convenience target to rerun one test, from the top of the build tree
+# Example: make onetest t=wcsmbs/test-wcsnlen
+onecheck : onetest
+onetest :
+	@-rm -f $(objpfx)$t.out
+	$(MAKE) subdir=$(dir $t) -C $(dir $t) ..=../ $(objpfx)$t.out
+	@cat $(objpfx)$t.test-result
+	@cat $(objpfx)$t.out
diff --git a/ b/
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..445085be03
--- /dev/null
+++ b/
@@ -0,0 +1,41 @@
+# Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+# This file is part of the GNU C Library.
+# The GNU C Library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
+# License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
+# version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+# The GNU C Library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# Lesser General Public License for more details.
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
+# License along with the GNU C Library; if not, see
+# <>.
+This is the file that gets printed when the user runs "make help",
+starting just after the "help-starts-here" line.
+	The usual default; builds everything but doesn't run the
+	tests.
+	Runs the testsuite.  Also "make check" is a shortcut for this
+onetest  (or onecheck)
+	Runs one test.  Use like this:
+		make onetest t=wcsmbs/test-wcsnlen
+	Note that this will rebuild the test if needed, but will not
+	rebuild what "make all" would have rebuilt.
+Other useful hints:
+$ rm $(objpfx)testroot.pristine/install.stamp
+	Forces the testroot to be reinstalled the next time you run
+	the testsuite (or just rm -rf testroot.pristine)

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