Enable copy and paste to and from a VMware Kali Linux instance.

Posted: October 3, 2015. At: 10:21 PM. This was 2 years ago. Post ID: 8414
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Kali Linux runs very well in a VM, but having copy and paste to and from the Virtual Machine is very helpful. To get this working in VMware Pro 12, install these packages.

Firstly, this one.

[email protected]:~# apt-get install open-vm-tools

Then this one.

[email protected]:~# apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop

Then copy and paste to and from a Kali Linux VM in VMware will work for you. This makes your life easier if you are penetration testing and using a Windows host. This is indispensable. So give this a try yourself. I wish I had known about this sooner. The open-vm-tools-desktop package that is. It really does work well in VMware. Not sure about Virtualbox, but I do not use that.

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