Ticket #6732 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Documentation: Lacks example of executing guest applications from host

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


VirtualBox 3.2.0

Chapter "8.28. VBoxManage guestcontrol"

The syntax for this command is very very difficult.

For such complex commands, an example must be provided.

VBoxManage guestcontrol exec "MyVM" "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe" --arg "/C" --arg "dir /S 'c:\Windows\System32'" --verbose --wait-for stdout

-Technologov, 20.5.2010.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

Also an example for Linux guest please...

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

Example for Linux guest:

VBoxManage guestcontrol exec "RHEL3 32-bit" "/bin/ping" --arg " -c 4" --verbose --wait-for stdout --username myuser --password 123456


comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Examples will be added to the documentation included in the next maintenance release. Thanks for this report.

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