Displays the data for one issue


evget [-r] [-c "field1, field2, ... fieldn"] [-f myfile.txt] [-a ] ID


This command displays field data for a single issue. By default, all fields on the Detailed Report layout to which a user has read permission, will be displayed. The Detailed Report for the user's current Business Area and Project is selected. There are three ways of specifying a subset of these fields to be displayed -

  1. The -f option
  2. The -c option
  3. The existence of a file named $HOME/.evget (evget.txt on Windows). However, only fields on the Detailed Report layout can be displayed with this command.

NOTE: Even though attachments may be displayed on the Detailed Report layout, evget cannot display attachments.

If the file $HOME/.evget exists (evget.txt on Windows), and neither the -c option nor the -f option are specified, evget will use the contents of this file as the list of field names whose values will be displayed. The format of this file is:

  • Only one field name may be placed per line in this file
  • Only fixed database names may be used in this file
  • Blank lines are ignored
  • Lines whose first non-blank character is a hash (#) are ignored
  • A line containing only the string, __END__ marks the end of the field list. This line, and all lines after this line in the file are ignored.


    Data for all fields is returned in XML format. All other command line options are ignored when -r is used.

    -c "field1, field2, ... , fieldn"

    Allows the user to provide a comma-separated list of fields to be displayed, as command line options. Field names must be identified using the fixed database names. If the -f option is used in combination with the -c option, all the fields included in myfile.txt will be displayed in addition to the fields specified with the -c option. When the -c option is used, the file $HOME/.evget is ignored.

    -f myfile.txt

    Allows the user to specify a file that contains a list of all the fields to be displayed. The format of this file is identical to the format of the file $HOME/.evget, described above. When the -f option is used, the file $HOME/.evget is ignored.

    -a left|normal

    Controls the alignment of the displayed data. With -a normal, the colons which separate the display titles from their values are aligned vertically. With -a left, all the output is left justified.


    Must be a valid Issue number.


    Use the evfields command with the -g option to generate a sample get.txt file. This file may then be modified and saved as $HOME/.evget, to specify the default fields to be displayed by evget.


    $ evget 10200
    Assigned To: Internal IS Support
    Changed by: Bill Smith
    Comments: 6/30/04 System Administrator
    This needs to be fixed quickly
    Date Created: 1/7/04
    Description: Round corners, square edges, measure once
    Documentation Impact:
    ID #: 10200
    Last Modified: 7/23/04
    Operating System:
    Originator: Guest User
    Priority: P 3
    Product: Tracker Enterprise
    Severity: Low
    Status: Open
    Title: Metal mounting bracket is too short


    $ evget -r 10200

    This needs to be fixed quickly