[vbox-dev] custom signal handling?

Christian Pöštzsch Christian.Poetzsch at Sun.COM
Mon Jun 22 10:40:24 PDT 2009

Hi Lev,

/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxManage controlvm 
acpipowerbutton "vmname" should do it.

See also chapter 8 of the user manual.

Alternatively you could use the sdk to control vbox with your own 
program. There exists several bindings e.g. for python or java. Therefor 
see also the manual.


Lev Lvovsky wrote:
> Outside of modifying the source code, is there any way to allow for 
> signal handlers to perform certain behaviors?  I'm running on OS X, and 
> would like to use virtualbox directly with launchd as opposed to writing 
> a wrapper (or using existing ones such as macport's) - ideally a signal 
> would send an ACPI power button signal to a running instance.  Is there 
> any existing support for this?
> thanks!
> -lev
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Dr. Christian Pötzsch    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/

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