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VMware Tools –default!

When was the last time you found yourself configuring VMware tools on Linux? Did having to incessantly press enter accepting the defaults drive you nuts too? I think I might be the last one to the game on this, but today I was stumbling through configuring VMware tools on a few Linux VMs. Stumbling, over a terminal services session, over VPN, over some rural interwebs carrier.

A less than ideal sort of situation. The solution… other than get better internets, was to execute both “~/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl” and “/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl” with the “–default” (two dashes, then default) option. Like this:

Ubuntu-20100120-092923[1]

What this does, is instead of making you hit enter for each of the options (because, ya know… you change them all that often), and accepts the defaults, making the entire install that much easier.

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