Bug 578407 - the prefix '-' in sub-command isn't handled by guestfish in remote control mode
the prefix '-' in sub-command isn't handled by guestfish in remote control mode
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libguestfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
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Blocks: 578409
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Reported: 2010-03-31 04:50 EDT by Qixiang Wan
Modified: 2010-05-20 20:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-12 08:22:27 EDT
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Description Qixiang Wan 2010-03-31 04:50:52 EDT
Description of problem:
In remote control mode of guestfish, the server will normally exit if there is an error in a command. guestfish man page said if we prefix a command with a - character, then that command will not cause guestfish to exit,
but this doesn't work in remote control mode, seems the prefixal '-' in sub-command won't be handled by guestfish.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. $ eval `guestfish --listen`
2. $ guestfish --remote version
major: 1
minor: 0
release: 85
3. $ guestfish --remote -- -lvs
-lvs: unknown command
4. $ guestfish --remote version
guestfish: remote: looks like the server is not running
Actual results:
'-' prefixed sub-commands is not recognized by guestfish, and this will cause the guestfish server exit in remote control mode.

Expected results:
sub-commands which prefixed with '-' character should be recognized by guestfish, and this should make guestfish ignore the errors of commands even in remote control mode.

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Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-04-13 17:28:53 EDT
This should be in the upstream (Virtualization Tools) product.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2010-04-20 15:12:22 EDT
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-04-20 18:25:53 EDT
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-04-21 08:42:41 EDT
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.fc12.6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-05-20 20:31:33 EDT
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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