Virtualbox shared clipboard
When using virtualbox it is pretty important that you are going to want to have a shared clipboard between your machine and the vm. This can be done for linux/kali linux by doing the following.
Start VirtualBox. Start the host in question. Once the host has booted, click Devices | Insert Guest Additions CD Image. Open up a terminal window in the guest. Mount the CD-ROM with the command sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt. Change into the mounted directory with the command cd /mnt. Install the Guest Additions package with the command ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run Retart the VM, and once it's booted, click Devices | Shared Clipboard | Bidirectional
there you have it quick and easy and now the vm is good to go.
So i am starting to have to flesh out my linux dot files in a way that will allow me to configure my terminal and shell quickly and easily when i am dropping into various VMs and other machines that are often getting wiped out and reimaged all the time… The easiest way to do this is with a whole bunch of dot files and then some bash sripts to configure when once i pull down the repo. One of my tools is ripgrep so i needed to come up with a way to get latest release of it and then install it… This is one way but I am sure there are others
rg_tag=$(curl --silent "https://api.github.com/repos/BurntSushi/ripgrep/releases/latest" |grep '"tag_name":' | sed -E 's/.*"([^"]+)".*/\1/' ) curl -LO https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep/releases/download/"$rg_tag"/ripgrep_"$rg_tag"_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i ripgrep_"$rg_tag"_amd64.deb