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Re: [Libvir] virsh list



On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 01:19:48AM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:

> > Well, you've hit upon a good question here. Is virsh interactive, or
> > scriptable? Within Sun we generally attempt to clearly delineate these
> > things, precisely for reasons like the above.
> 
>   well to me clearly it was designed to be both, clearly it's intended to

This is almost always a bad idea IMHO.

>   Disagreed, adding a field at the end probably won't break most scripts
> using sed/awk to extract data, but showing stopped machines will.
>   But we can add a 'virsh show' command doing a complete listing, then
> it's just a matter of rerouting a few synapses, easier done than changing
> running code ;-)

virsh show doesn't help at all, as it's not any easier to remember than
'--all'. The whole problem is that it's non-obvious (and completely
different to xm) that the list doesn't include non-running domains.

regards,
john


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