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|Summary:||wanted: some way to get the console terminal|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel>|
|Component:||libvirt||Assignee:||Daniel Veillard <veillard>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-07-26 04:44:54 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Gerd Hoffmann 2007-05-10 11:19:33 EDT
Description of problem: wishlist: new command for virsh to get the console device, like "virsh vncdisplay dom" but for the text console. suggested name: console-tty
Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2007-06-29 11:50:44 EDT
Well you can get the information from 'dumpxml' output, it's just a matter of filtering, virsh could do it, but is that worth adding a new command ? Daniel
Comment 2 Gerd Hoffmann 2007-07-02 11:54:09 EDT
When it is worth a separate command for the vnc graphical console, the same should apply to the text console, no? It would provide easy access to the tty for scripting purposes, for example to attach the console to a screen window (screen as in "terminal multiplexer app").
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2007-07-02 11:58:04 EDT
As Gerd says in comment #2, we already have a vncdisplay command - principally because parsing XML from a shell script is a horrific task. Same motivation applies for getting the console path - both are reasonably commonly needed bits of info about a VM for shell scripting purposes.
Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2007-07-02 12:07:07 EDT
It's be nice if Fedora bundled the xpath command (http://www.xml.com/lpt/a/954), which makes shell scripting this all quite easy.
Comment 5 Daniel Veillard 2007-07-26 04:44:54 EDT
Okay, I added a ttyconsole command which does this, it's upstream and will be in the next release (probably 0.3.2), thanks, Daniel