[Buildbot-devel] Grouping steps (teething troubles writing a custom BuildStep)

Ellis Breen spacestation9 at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 18 10:56:37 UTC 2008

> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 17:32:59 -0500
> From: Greg Ward <gerg.ward+buildbot at gmail.com<gerg.ward%2Bbuildbot at gmail.com>
> >
> How about a good old fashioned shell script?  That is, instead of 100
> ShellCommands in your master.cfg, write one shell script that runs 100
> commands.  (Don't forget "set -e"!  That makes the shell script die as
> soon as any step dies.)

Well, that is certainly what I was considering, except for being ignorant of
the following information:

> If you need Buildbot to track/display log files for each command, I'm
> pretty sure there is a provision for that: you just have to arrange for
> each command to write to a log file and then tell Buildbot the name of
> each file.  See the 'logfiles' optional arg to ShellCommand
> (http://buildbot.net/repos/release/docs/buildbot.html#ShellCommand).
>        Greg
Thanks, I'll check it out...

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