[vbox-dev] custom signal handling?
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Mon Jun 22 11:51:42 PDT 2009
On Jun 22, 2009, at 10:40 AM, Christian Pötzsch wrote:
> Hi Lev,
> /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxManage controlvm
> acpipowerbutton "vmname" should do it.
Yep, this is what I use right now. However Apple's launchd watches
over a paritcular program, so since this is a different binary from
the VBoxHeadless which I'll be running, it won't be sending any
signals to it. Moreover, I would imagine that sending the TERM signal
to VBoxHeadless would just terminate the app w/o cleanly shutting down
(as the powerbutton would).
> 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.
This looks like it might be the way to go - thank you for your help!
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