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Re: [Xen-devel] xl command autocompletion: domain names

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:57 AM, Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Matthew Daley writes ("xl command autocompletion: domain names"):
>> I'm looking at implementing bash command autocompletion for xl (at
>> least for Debian to begin with as that's what I'm familiar with, and
>> then looking at getting it into other distros). One component that
>> needs to be created for this is a function that enumerates all the
>> current running domains by name.
>> Obviously I can't use `xl list` because that requires escalated
>> privileges. One gross solution would be to make a small setuid wrapper
>> that just reads the domain names out of xenstore, but I think there is
>> a better solution:
> But nothing else you can do with xl will work without those escalated
> privileges.  So I don't understand why you can't just punt if the user
> doesn't have the right privilege.

The use case I have in mind is the user using sudo, where the bash
completion script will run as the unprivileged shell user still.

- Matthew

> Ian.

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