Validates the existence and contents of a file against a reference file.

VALIDATE_FILE(actual, expected)
The filename that will be checked
String containing the expected file contents

If the unit is supposed to generate a file during the test, you can use the VALIDATE_FILE macro to validate the existence and contents of this file. The framework will verify the existence of a file name actual. If the right file is found, its contents are validated against the string expected. Use '
n' in string expected to insert linefeeds. These will be translated the same way as
n in the file generated by the unit.

This macro is not intended to be used with binary files. In order to validate contents of binary files, a validate function, that validates the content in the file byte for byte, must be written.



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