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NAME

       vmhgfs - vmware kernel module

SYNOPSIS

       modprobe vmhgfs

DESCRIPTION

       This  is  kernel filesystem module. None of the Tools components depend
       on vmhgfs, nor does it have any dependencies of its own, so it  can  be
       loaded at any time in the boot process.

       When  mounting,  one must use an NFS-like "<host>:<export>" syntax. The
       <host> field must be ".host", while the <export> field can  be  "/",  a
       path  to  a  specific Shared Folder, or a path to a subdirectory within
       that Shared Folder. Note that mounting may fail if Shared  Folders  are
       disabled  in the host; don't be alarmed. The vmhgfs filesystem supports
       a plethora of mount options, run vmware-hgfsmounter(8) -h to see  them.
       We  typically  exclude  vmhgfs from the locate database as crawling the
       Shared Folders is time consuming. To do this, add "vmhgfs"  to  PRUNEFS
       within    updatedb's    configuration    file,   typically   found   in
       /etc/updatedb.conf.

       We also typically mount vmhgfs via:

            mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt/hgfs

       Or by adding this line to /etc/fstab:

            .host:/   /mnt/hgfs   vmhgfs  defaults  0 0

       The net effect is that all  Shared  Folders  appear  and  disappear  at
       /mnt/hgfs as they're added or removed.

OPTIONS

       vmhgfs has no options.

SEE ALSO

       vmware-checkvm(1)
       vmware-hgfsclient(1)
       vmware-toolbox-cmd(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       libguestlib(3)
       libvmtools(3)
       vmware-guestd(8)
       vmware-hgfsmounter(8)
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(8)
       vmblock(9)
       vmci(9)
       vmsock(9)
       vmsync(9)
       vmxnet(9)

HOMEPAGE

       More  information  about  vmhgfs  and the Open VM Tools can be found at
       <http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/>.

AUTHOR

       Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. <http://www.vmware.com/>.

       This manual page was put together from  homepage  materials  by  Daniel
       Baumann   <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>,  for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).