The current README states:

These files are use in some tests that upload files or other operations were
a file is useful. These files are copied to the files directory as specified
in the site settings. Other tests files are generated in order to save space.

Perhaps this might be better:

These files are useful in tests that upload files or otherwise need to manipulate files, in which case they are copied to the files directory as specified in the site settings. Dummy files can also be generated by tests in order to save space.

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#5 core-simpletest-README--[1511656-5].patch702 bytesafeijo
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#1 1511656-1-correct-simpletest-files-readme.patch722 bytesalberto56
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Status:Active» Needs review
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Here is a patch.

Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Fixed

Committed to 8.x. Thanks!

Version:8.x-dev» 7.x-dev
Status:Fixed» Patch (to be ported)

Seems like this could be backported if we want to.

Assigned:Unassigned» afeijo
Status:Patch (to be ported)» Needs review
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Ok I've done the backport
here is the patch :)

Thanks for the mentoring, zendoodles

Assigned:afeijo» Unassigned
Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

Looks great aFeijo! Thank you!

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Fixed

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.