Bug 621545

Summary: Provide an API for a script to invoke other scripts in non-interactive mode
Product: [Other] RHQ Project Reporter: John Sanda <jsanda>
Component: CLIAssignee: RHQ Project Maintainer <rhq-maint>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Mike Foley <mfoley>
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Version: 3.0.0CC: jshaughn
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Description John Sanda 2010-08-05 09:08:59 EDT
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At the interactive you can execute a script with the built-in exec command as follows,

$ exec -f path/to/my/script.js

The exec command is built into the CLI and only available in interactive mode. Providing a means for a script to invoke other scripts would provide a much more robust scripting environment. Consider this. We have a number of common utility functions and/or objects that we put into common_util.js. When we execute some other script, we'd like to have access the functions/objects in common_util.js.

Adding this capability is really straightforward. We have already made the built-in login and logout commands available through the class Controller. An instance of Controller is bound under the name 'rhq' in every script context. We could expose a new method in Controller that takes a single string argument which should be the path to the script.

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Comment 1 Jay Shaughnessy 2014-06-18 15:48:51 EDT
You can use modules for this.