Package libguestfs

Access and modify virtual machine disk images

Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying virtual machine
disk images.

It can be used to make batch configuration changes to guests, get disk
used/free statistics (virt-df), perform backups and guest clones,
change registry/UUID/hostname info, build guests from scratch
(virt-builder) and much more.

Libguestfs uses Linux kernel and qemu code, and can access any type of
guest filesystem that Linux and qemu can, including but not limited
to: ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT and NTFS, LVM, many different disk partition
schemes, qcow, qcow2, vmdk.

Libguestfs is split into several subpackages.  The basic subpackages are:

               libguestfs  C library
         libguestfs-tools  virt-* tools, guestfish and guestmount (FUSE)
       libguestfs-tools-c  only the subset of virt tools written in C
                             (for reduced dependencies)
                 virt-dib  safe and secure diskimage-builder replacement

For enhanced features, install:

     libguestfs-forensics  adds filesystem forensics support

          libguestfs-gfs2  adds Global Filesystem (GFS2) support

       libguestfs-hfsplus  adds HFS+ (Mac filesystem) support

 libguestfs-inspect-icons  adds support for inspecting guest icons

           libguestfs-jfs  adds JFS support
         libguestfs-nilfs  adds NILFS v2 support
      libguestfs-reiserfs  adds ReiserFS support

        libguestfs-rescue  enhances virt-rescue shell with more tools
         libguestfs-rsync  rsync to/from guest filesystems

           libguestfs-ufs  adds UFS (BSD) support

           libguestfs-xfs  adds XFS support

           libguestfs-zfs  adds ZFS support

For developers:

         libguestfs-devel  C/C++ header files and library

Language bindings:

 libguestfs-gobject-devel  GObject bindings and GObject Introspection

              lua-guestfs  Lua bindings
   ocaml-libguestfs-devel  OCaml bindings
         perl-Sys-Guestfs  Perl bindings

           php-libguestfs  PHP bindings

       python3-libguestfs  Python 3 bindings
          ruby-libguestfs  Ruby bindings

          libguestfs-vala  Vala language bindings

Version: 1.44.0

See also: libguestfs-devel, libguestfs-gobject-devel, libguestfs-tools, libguestfs-tools-c.

General Commands

guestfs-faq libguestfs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
guestfs-performance engineering libguestfs for greatest performance
guestfs-recipes libguestfs, guestfish and virt tools recipes
guestfs-release-notes-1.10 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.12 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.14 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.16 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.18 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.20 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.22 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.24 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.26 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.28 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.30 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.32 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.34 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.36 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.38 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.4 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.40 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.42 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.44 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.6 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-1.8 libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-release-notes-historical libguestfs Release Notes
guestfs-security security of libguestfs
libguestfs-test-tool Diagnostics for libguestfs