[vbox-dev] VBoxManage guestproperty enumerate <vmname> - flush cache?
michael.thayer at oracle.com
Sun Dec 4 23:37:03 PST 2011
On 12/04/2011 10:27 PM, Andrea Turli wrote:
> I'm trying to use this command
> VBoxManage guestproperty enumerate <vmname>
> to retrieve the IP address of a machine.
> Even if the VM is shutdown I retreve the properties of the vm.
> Is there a way to flush the cache of this command?
I think this question belonged on
<vbox-users-community at lists.sourceforge.net> or the forums, not the
developer list (follow-up there please!) In any case, Guest Properties
are not deleted when a virtual machine shuts down unless they are
explicitly marked as "transient", which a quick look at the code
suggests is not the case for the IP address (presumably so that people
can query the last IP address an adapter in a machine was using before
it was shut down). So there is no cache to delete and this is intended
behaviour (so that you don't have to worry about whether a machine is
running or not to set or query its properties, and can "leave messages"
for a machine which is currently shut down).
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