[vbox-dev] [PATCH] vboxshell prompt reflects running host

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon Apr 16 07:24:58 PDT 2012

On 12.04.2012 23:56, Chris Lockfort wrote:
> We have a number of virtualbox host servers and use the SDK's
> vboxshell for some management tasks. However, unlike most shells, it
> does not set the prompt to the hostname, which can lead to plenty of
> production/dev confusion accidents.

Actually it's VERY confusing to set it to the hostname of the host where 
vboxshell is running, if one uses it to talk to the webservice API on a 
different system. So it's probably a starting point, but not the final 
word on this topic.

Anyway, vboxshell is more a big piece of sample code than a true 
production ready python shell for controlling VirtualBox...


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