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       lxc-console - Launch a console for the specified container


       lxc-console -n name [-t ttynum]


       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,

              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 <>

                                 26 July 2010