guestfish --ro -a /path/to/disk run : mount /dev/your-blkdev / :
download /etc/resolv.conf /path/on/host/dst.file

Is also not working for symbolic link - as "/etc/resolv.conf" is symbolic link.

From: Nikolay Ivanets <stenavin@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 11:34 AM
To: Chintan Patel
Cc: Chintan Patel; libguestfs@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Libguestfs] Guestfish command - "copy-out" not working for symbolic links
 
guestfish --ro -a /path/to/disk run : mount /dev/your-blkdev / :
download /etc/resolv.conf /path/on/host/dst.file

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    Mykola Ivanets

, 28 . 2019 21:29 Nikolay Ivanets <stenavin@gmail.com> :
>
> All API is exposed as gustfish commands
>
> --
>   Mykola Ivanets
>
> , 28 . 2019, 21:28 Chintan Patel <chintan.r.patel@outlook.com> :
>>
>> This no going to work.
>> AS I told you I need something under guestfish command list not from guestfs commands.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Chintan
>> ________________________________
>> From: Nikolay Ivanets <stenavin@gmail.com>
>> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 10:58 AM
>> To: Chintan Patel
>> Cc: Chintan Patel; libguestfs@redhat.com
>> Subject: Re: [Libguestfs] Guestfish command - "copy-out" not working for symbolic links
>>
>> Chintan,
>>
>> Use 'download' (http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#guestfs_download)
>>
>> --
>>   Mykola Ivanets
>>
>> , 28 . 2019, 18:55 Chintan Patel <chintan.r.patel@outlook.com> :
>>
>> Hi Nikolay,
>>
>> We use guestfish, so I preferred to use commands supported by guestfish.
>> I tried as below but "realpath" is not working after I have the target path from symlink.
>> --> Check if the path has a symlink.
>> is-symlink path
>> Ex. - is-symlink "/etc/resolv.conf"   -> return true
>>
>> --> If it's true then get target link path
>> readlink path
>> ex. - readlink "/etc/resolv.conf"  --> return "../run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolv.conf"
>>
>> --> Which return's target path but it's not a full path, so needs to get full path to access the target file.
>> Tried to use realpath as below using target path from above return but it's giving None
>>
>> ex. - realpath "../run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolv.conf"  --> return None
>>
>>
>> Can you tell me how can I get the real path as without the full canonicalized absolute path I can't do anything with that file.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Chintan
>> ________________________________
>> From: libguestfs-bounces@redhat.com <libguestfs-bounces@redhat.com> on behalf of Nikolay Ivanets <stenavin@gmail.com>
>> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 2:00 AM
>> To: Chintan Patel
>> Cc: libguestfs@redhat.com
>> Subject: Re: [Libguestfs] Guestfish command - "copy-out" not working for symbolic links
>>
>> If it is one time operation you can call 'realpath'
>> (http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#guestfs_realpath) first to
>> resolve symlink.
>>
>> --
>>     +380979184774
>>     Mykola Ivanets
>>
>> , 28 . 2019 11:11 Chintan Patel <Chintan.Patel@microsoft.com> :
>> >
>> > HI,
>> >
>> > Im trying to use copu-out command to copy files from remote disk but its not working if the file is symbolic link.
>> >
>> > copy-out giving an error like below.
>> > libguestfs: error: /etc/resolv.conf is not a file or directory
>> > This file is there but it's a symbolic link
>> >
>> > Do you have any other way to copy remote symbolic link files?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Chintan
>> >
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