5.4. guestfish

guestfish is a shell and command-line tool for examining and modifying virtual machine disk images. This tool uses libguestfs and exposes all functionality provided by the guestfs API.

Warning

Using guestfish on running virtual machines may cause disk-image corruption. Use the guestfish command with the --ro (read-only) option if the disk image is being used by a running virtual machine.

Note

Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Virtualization Administration Guide for more information about guestfish.