Langue: en

Version: Mon Jul 26 17:09:32 UTC 2010 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


lxc-console - Launch a console for the specified container


lxc-console -n name [-t ttynum] .SH "DESCRIPTION"

If the tty service has been configured and is available for the container specified as parameter, this command will launch a console allowing to log on the container.

The available tty are free slots taken by this command. That means if the container has four ttys available and the command has been launched four times taking the different tty, the fifth command will fail because no console will be available.

The command will connect to a tty. If the connection is lost or broken, the command can be launched again and regain the tty at the state it was before the disconnection.


-t [ttynum]
Specify the tty number to connect, if not specified a tty number will be automatically choosen by the container.


These options are common to most of lxc commands.

-?, -h, --help
Print a longer usage message than normal.
Give the usage message
-q, --quiet
mute on
-o, --logfile=FILE
Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.
-l, --logpriority=LEVEL
Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG.

Note that this option is setting the priority of the events log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the ERROR events log on stderr.

-n, --name=NAME
Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric string.


tty service denied
No tty is available or there is not enough privilege to use the console. For example, the container belongs to user "foo" and "bar" is trying to open a console to it.


lxc(1), lxc-create(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1), lxc-stop(1), lxc-execute(1), lxc-kill(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1), lxc-wait(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-ps(1), lxc-info(1), lxc-freeze(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc.conf(5)


Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr>