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NAME

       vmware-user-suid-wrapper - wrapper programm for vmware-user

SYNOPSIS

       vmware-user-suid-wrapper

DESCRIPTION

       Operations  on  the  vmblock filesystem are considered privileged, and as such may only be
       issued  on   a   file   descriptor   acquired   by   root.   This   is   accomplished   by
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper,  a  small  setuid  wrapper  whose  only  purpose is to acquire a
       filesystem file descriptor, drop superuser privileges, and then execute  vmware-user.   In
       particular,  prepare  the  system  for vmware-user means that it unmounts the vmblock file
       system, unloads the vmblock module, then reloads the module, mounts the file  system,  and
       opens a file descriptor that vmware-user can use to add and remove blocks.

OPTIONS

       vmware-user-suid-wrapper has no options.

SEE ALSO

       vmware-checkvm(1)
       vmware-hgfsclient(1)
       vmware-toolbox-cmd(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       libguestlib(3)
       libvmtools(3)
       vmware-hgfsmounter(8)

HOMEPAGE

       More  information  about  vmware-user-suid-wrapper  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  <mail@daniel-
       baumann.ch>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).