Running test from script in 2022 with MT5

 

I've been working on a bash script to run with MSYS on windows, that should be able to launch a test and get me the report in html report. But all I've managed to do was launch the terminal without anything configured.

using a config file similar to:

 ; start strategy tester
  TestExpert=<full path to .ex5 file>
  TestExpertParameters=

<full path to .set file>

  TestSymbol=WDOV22
  TestPeriod=H1
  TestModel=2
  TestSpread=0
  TestOptimization=false
  TestDateEnable=true
  TestFromDate=2022.01.01
  TestToDate=2022.06.06
  TestReport=<full path to non existing file without extension>
  TestReplaceReport=true
  TestShutdownTerminal=true



If I go to a PowerShell window and run:


.\terminal64.exe "<fullpath to config file>"

 


or:

.\terminal64.exe /config: " <fullpath to config file>"


or:

.\terminal64.exe /portable /config: " <fullpath to config file>"


And other variations, all that happens is that MetaTrader5 opens, no test is executed, the configuration on the tester is unchanged and so on.


Questions:

1-Anyone managed to do something similar? All answers in this forum seem really outdated and the documentation is quite confusing.

2-Is there some specifc encoding required for the .ini file? Does it need to to be ASCII or does UTF-8 suffices?

3-Does the /portable flag even work? Is it necessary?

4-Am I doing something absurdly wrong? Doesn't MT5 give some hint somehow of what I could be doing wrong?

5-The journal says cloud servers are off, but I am trying to test locally anyway.

Reason: