VirtualBox

Ticket #6132 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

VBoxManage confuses VM names starting with dash character (-) with command line option names

Reported by: xlogger Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords: VBoxManage
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

When playing with VBoxManage I created a VM with name "--ostype" (by mistake - there was an error in my shell script that invoked VBoxManage)

I found that I cannot delete this VM with "unregistervm". All other VBoxManage commands also failed with the message "unknown option: --ostype" when I specified "--ostype" as VM name.

Putting the name in various kinds of quotes did not help, so eventually I had to manually edit VirtualBox.xml to remove the VM.

Apparently, VBoxManage confuses VM names starting with dash character (-) with command line option names. VirtualBox GUI does not have such problem.

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