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  • VirtualBox: sync the clipboard on demand with xsel

    VirtualBox lets you share the clipboard between your host and your guests, but it’s an on or off setting. If you’re using your VMs for any kind of sandboxing, you probably leave that setting disabled so that the VMs don’t get blanket access to your host’s clipboard. Of course, you can turn it on, copy…

  • VirtualBox: executing commands inside a VM with vboxmanage

    Installing the guest additions in your VM lets you interact with it using VirtualBox’s utility vboxmanage from the host. One of the features is letting you execute any command on the guest, from the comfort of you own host . It can be helpful in a number of contexts and help streamline your workflow without…