Bug 973138 - RFE: sh & debug sh should be able to capture all output and error return code
RFE: sh & debug sh should be able to capture all output and error return code
Status: NEW
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libguestfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
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Reported: 2013-06-11 07:08 EDT by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2014-09-07 19:06 EDT (History)
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2013-06-11 07:08:30 EDT
Description of problem:

12:00 < infernix> rwmjones: so one thing that i'm doing, for which i need that debug sh
12:00 < infernix> i'm running a custom tool and i need to capture its output and its return code
12:01 < infernix> it's a proprietary tool, statically compiled

Notice that because infernix is using a proprietary program,
adding it to the libguestfs API isn't really a good alternative.

"debug sh" -- or an additional command -- should be able to
capture all the output (even very large > 4 MB output) plus
the return code and return it all to the caller.

It's not clear if stdout and stderr should be captured separately.
This might be useful in some circumstances.

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

libguestfs 1.22
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-07-09 04:40:03 EDT
This also happened for a user trying to do:

sh "rpm -Va"

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