Bug 890340 - RHEVM-CLI: logging into the cli not connected and running connect --help will log the user out of the cli
Summary: RHEVM-CLI: logging into the cli not connected and running connect --help will...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ovirt-engine-cli
Version: 3.1.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.2.0
Assignee: Ravi Nori
QA Contact: Ilia Meerovich
Whiteboard: infra
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-26 14:30 UTC by Dafna Ron
Modified: 2016-02-10 19:32 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sf14
Doc Type: Enhancement
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oVirt Team: Infra
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Description Dafna Ron 2012-12-26 14:30:09 UTC
Description of problem:

if we run rhevm-shell -> run connect --help -> we will be logged out of the cli 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. run rhevm-shell
2. connect --help 
Actual results:

user will be logged out of the cli

Expected results:

we should not be logged out

Additional info:

[RHEVM shell (disconnected)]# connect --help
Usage: rhevm-shell [options]
       rhevm-shell [options] command...

This program is a command-line interface to RHEVM Virtualization.

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -d, --debug           enable debugging
  -l URL, --url=URL     specifies the API entry point URL
  -u USERNAME, --username=USERNAME
                        connect as this user
  -K KEY_FILE, --key-file=KEY_FILE
                        specify client PEM key-file
  -C CERT_FILE, --cert-file=CERT_FILE
                        specify client PEM cert-file
  -A CA_FILE, --ca-file=CA_FILE
                        specify server CA cert-file
  -I, --insecure        allow connecting to SSL sites without certificates
  -F, --filter          enables user permission based filtering
  -P PORT, --port=PORT  specify port
  -T TIMEOUT, --timeout=TIMEOUT
                        specify timeout
  -c, --connect         automatically connect
  -f FILE, --file=FILE  read commands from FILE instead of stdin
[root@rhevm-3 ~]#

Comment 1 Michael Pasternak 2012-12-26 14:48:19 UTC
bug indeed, thanks Dafna,

just FYI, you using cli-like options in shell, please see 'help' to understand
how to work with shell.

Comment 2 Michael Pasternak 2013-01-06 14:12:04 UTC
lowering priory since you've used incorrect argument for 'connect' command,
command's help syntax is 

help COMMAND <OBJECT> <OPTIONS>, see shell help/guide for more details

Comment 3 Ilia Meerovich 2013-05-13 09:46:19 UTC

[RHEVM shell (connected)]# connect --help

  connect <url> <username> <password> [command options]
  Connect to a oVirt manager. This command has two forms. In the first
  form, no arguments are provided, and the connection details are read
  from their respective configuration variables (see 'show'). In
  the second form, the connection details are provided as arguments.
  The arguments are:
   * url               - The URL to connect to (http[s]://server[:port]/api).
   * username          - The user to connect as. (user@domain).
   * password          - The password to use.
   * [key-file]        - The client PEM key file to use.
   * [cert-file]       - The client PEM certificate file to use.
   * [ca-file]         - The server CA certificate file to use.
   * [filter]          - Enables user permission based filtering.
   * [insecure]        - Allow connecting to SSL sites without certificates.
   * [port]            - The port to use (if not specified in url).
   * [timeout]         - The request timeout.
   * [session-timeout] - The authentication session timeout (0 disables session expiry).
[RHEVM shell (connected)]#

Comment 4 Itamar Heim 2013-06-11 09:41:08 UTC
3.2 has been released

Comment 5 Itamar Heim 2013-06-11 09:41:16 UTC
3.2 has been released

Comment 6 Itamar Heim 2013-06-11 09:54:04 UTC
3.2 has been released

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