VirtualBox from the command line

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Mar 19 03:46:04 UTC 2010

On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Adam Vande More wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Aiza <aiza21 at> wrote:
>> Does VirtualBox launch from the FBSD command line?
>> Is there a package for it in the pkg system?
> # VirtualBox -h
> Sun VirtualBox Graphical User Interface 3.1.2_OSE
> (C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> All rights reserved.
> Usage:
>  --startvm <vmname|UUID>    start a VM by specifying its UUID or name
>  --rmode sdl|image          select different render mode (default is sdl)
> There are other ways too, eg VBoxHeadless

And VBoxSDL.  And VBoxManage.  You can even create VMs from the command 
line, but it's fairly involved.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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