[vbox-dev] better to use relative paths inside VirtualBox.xml?

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 25 15:32:55 PST 2011

Thanks for the info, that's exactly what I am looking for, so the whole folder can be stored on a USB to use on different computers. USB flash drive is assigned to different drive letters on Windows on different PCs

--- On Fri, 2/25/11, Klaus Espenlaub <klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:

From: Klaus Espenlaub <klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] better to use relative paths inside VirtualBox.xml?
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Date: Friday, February 25, 2011, 12:45 AM

On 24.02.2011 20:22, Huihong Luo wrote:
> right now, absolute paths are used. I wonder if there are any
> disadvantages of using relative paths? Otherwise, relative paths would
> be better, for example, can move the whole folder to another location,
> and change VBOX_USER_HOME

The behavior of VBox changed in this area recently... since 4.0 relative paths are used in new style configs for things which are in the VM subdirectory, as a preparation for the planned feature which allows users to copy a VM subdirectory and register it without tweaking.

The intention is rather similar to what you have in mind. So maybe it's possible with a few extra changes to have this behavior too.


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