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monitor the container state
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<command>lxc-monitor</command>
<arg choice="req">-n <replaceable>name</replaceable></arg>
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<title>Description</title>
<para>
<command>lxc-monitor</command> monitors the state of the
specified containers. The <replaceable>name</replaceable> can be
a regular expression, conforming with posix2, so it is possible
to monitor all the containers, several of them or just one.
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<title>Bugs</title>
<para>
Only one <command>lxc-monitor</command> can run at a time. Other
invocations will fail with the following error:
</para>
<para>
lxc-monitor: bind : Address already in use
</para>
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<title>Examples</title>
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<varlistentry>
<term>lxc-monitor -n foo</term>
<listitem>
<para>
will monitor the different states for container foo.
</para>
</listitem>
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<varlistentry>
<term>lxc-monitor -n 'foo|bar'</term>
<listitem>
<para>
will monitor the different states for container foo and bar.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>lxc-monitor -n '[f|b].*'</term>
<listitem>
<para>
will monitor the different states for container with the
name beginning with letter 'f' or 'b'.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term>lxc-monitor -n '.*'</term>
<listitem>
<para>
will monitor the different states for all containers.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>Diagnostic</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term>The container was not found</term>
<listitem>
<para>
The specified container was not created before with
the <command>lxc-create</command> command.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>See Also</title>
<simpara>
<citerefentry>
<refentrytitle>regex</refentrytitle>
<manvolnum>7</manvolnum>
</citerefentry>,
</simpara>
</refsect1>
&seealso;
<refsect1>
<title>Author</title>
<para>Daniel Lezcano <email>daniel.lezcano@free.fr</email></para>
</refsect1>
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