Name

VMCopyFileFromHostToGuest

Description

$err = VMCopyFileFromHostToGuest($vmHandle,
                                 $hostPathName,
                                 $guestPathName,
                                 $options,
                                 $propertyListHandle);

Copies a file or directory from the local system (where the Vix client is running) to the guest operating system.

Parameters

vmHandle
Identifies a virtual machine. Call VMOpen() to create a virtual machine handle.
hostPathName
The path name of a file on a file system available to the Vix client.
guestPathName
The path name of a file on a file system available to the guest.
options
Must be 0.
propertyListHandle
Must be VIX_INVALID_HANDLE.

Return Value

$err. The error code returned by the operation. For returned values, see Topics > Error Codes.

Remarks

Side Effects

None.

Requirements

use VMware::Vix::Simple;
use VMware::Vix::API::Constants;
since VMware Workstation 6.0
Minimum Supported Guest OS: Microsoft Windows NT Series, Linux

Example

This example copies a source file from the host so it can be compiled in a virtual machine.
my $err = VIX_OK;
my $hostHandle = VIX_INVALID_HANDLE;
my $vmHandle = VIX_INVALID_HANDLE;

($err, $hostHandle) = HostConnect(VIX_API_VERSION,
                                  VIX_SERVICEPROVIDER_VMWARE_WORKSTATION,
                                  undef, # hostName
                                  0, # hostPort
                                  undef, # userName
                                  undef, # password
                                  0, # options
                                  VIX_INVALID_HANDLE); # propertyListHandle

die "HostConnect() failed, $err ", GetErrorText($err), "\n" if $err != VIX_OK;

($err, $vmHandle) = VMOpen($hostHandle,
                           "c:\\Virtual Machines\\vm1\\win2000.vmx");
die "VMOpen() failed, $err ", GetErrorText($err), "\n" if $err != VIX_OK;
                       
$err = VMPowerOn($vmHandle,
                 0, # powerOnOptions
                 VIX_INVALID_HANDLE);  # propertyListHandle
die "VMPowerOn() failed, $err ", GetErrorText($err), "\n" if $err != VIX_OK;


$err = VMWaitForToolsInGuest($vmHandle,
                             300); # timeoutInSeconds
die "VMWaitForToolsInGuest() failed, $err ", GetErrorText($err), "\n" if $err != VIX_OK;

$err = VMLoginInGuest($vmHandle,
                      "vixuser", # userName
                      "secret", # password
                      0); # options
die "VMLoginInGuest() failed, $err ", GetErrorText($err), "\n" if $err != VIX_OK;

$err = VMCopyFileFromHostToGuest($vmHandle, 
				 "c:\\hostDir\\helloworld.c",  # src name
				 "c:\\guestDir\\helloworld.c", # dest name
				 0, # options
				 VIX_INVALID_HANDLE); # propertyListHandle
die "VMCopyFileFromHostToGuest() failed, $err ", GetErrorText($err), "\n" if $err != VIX_OK;


ReleaseHandle($vmHandle);
HostDisconnect($hostHandle);

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