Ticket #171 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

More GUI commands

Reported by: Reiner030 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other



it would be nice to have more gui commands available. For instance the duplication, compacting (, resizing) of a virtual harddisk.

Greets Reiner

Change History

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by kookyman

I agree, this is long overdue. Virtualbox is becoming more and more mainstream in the general computing community, and a lot of the useful commands are 'hidden' behind that cryptic "CLI" that a lot of people are scared of.

Most, if not all, of VBoxManage should be integrated into the GUI Front End or Virtual Media Manager as appropriate.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by frank

kookyman, your comment is close to an insult.

VBoxManage is a powerful command line interface which allows to take advantage of almost every API function of the VirtualBox API. After adding a new API function, VBoxManage is the first frontend which is extended to make use of that extension. So firstly it is an example on how to use the VirtualBox API. Second this tool allows to setup/modify/control VMs without any GUI at all (e.g. for remote access). Useful API functions will be integrated into the graphical GUI but we will definitely not add everything to the GUI.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from more GUI command to More GUI commands

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

Added myself as CC to this wish.


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