You can always set your VM's settings via Terminal
You can find Terminal
in your Applications
or using Spotlight
allows users to interact with the computer through a command line
interface. By default it provides a bash shell, which allows the OS X user to visually interact with the system core.
You can control and set you VM via Terminal using command prlctl
For example, if you want to suspend your VM, open Terminal and type "prlctl suspend "Windows XP""
Then press Enter and you will see:
It is that easy.
You can see the whole list of commands by typing in "man prlctl":
For example, lets give 2 CPU to VM
Leaf over using Space
and find Set
prlctl set "Windows XP" --cpus 2
Special command line keys:
CTRL U - Delete the line
CTRL C - Abort command
CTRL Z - Suspend command, Type fg to put it back into the foreground
<TAB> - Auto complete command
<ALT>F1 through <ALT>F6 - Select a different virtual terminal
<CRTL><ALT>F7 - Toggle to the first X terminal, if one is running.
<CRTL><ALT>F1 - Toggle to the first text terminal from an X session.
CTRL D - End of file, exits the shell
CTRL W - Delete a word backwards
CTRL / - Quit, weaker than CTRL C but does a core dump.
CTRL S - Stop scrolling, may use "scroll lock" for this function.
CTRL Q - Resume scrolling
Cd is short for change directory. This will change the current directory to the directory specified. To access the “Desktop” directory, type:
To return to your home directory, type:
Mkdir is short for make directory (make folder). To make a test directory, type:
Pwd displays the path of the current directory. Type:
will display something like this:
Cp is short for copy. To copy the “test.txt” file inside of the “test” directory on the “Desktop”, type:
cp /Users/alex/Desktop/test.txt test/test2.txt
This placed a copy of the “test.txt” file inside the “test” directory and named it “test2.txt”.
Notice after the command “cp” we type “pathdir+old name” space, than “dir+new name”.
Ls is short for list. Ls will list files in a directory. Type:
Mv will change the name of a file. From the test directory type:
mv test2.txt test3.txt
Notice after the command “mv” we type “old name” space, than “new name”. Type “ls” to check if it worked.
Rm is short for remove (delete). To remove the “test3.txt” file inside the current directory type:
Man is short for manual. For example to display the manual for “rm” type:
This will display information about the “rm” command. You can type any command after “man” to access additional information on that topic.