jls usage

Teske, Devin Devin.Teske at fisglobal.com
Fri Jul 12 01:34:14 UTC 2013

On Jul 11, 2013, at 6:19 PM, Fbsd8 wrote:

> In a .sh script I'm trying to get the jid for a single jail using this code
> jid=`jls -j jailname | cut -f 1- | awk '{print $1}'`

Looks a little over complicated... why not just..

jls -j jailname jid

> The first line output by jls is a title line which the cut command is suppose to cut out so the first field on line 2 gets selected by the awk command. This is not working as I want, I get the first field of the title line.
> Is the cut command the correct command to us here?
> This is what the jls command shows
> # /root >jls -j dir2
>   JID  IP Address      Hostname     Path
>    15      dir2         /usr/jails/dir2
> I am after the number 15
> Thanks in advance
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