The trouble with a Virtual Machine is that it’s, well, virtual. Sooner or later, you’re going to want to transfer some files back to the host.
Unfortunately, gedit seems to have a bit of a problem getting it’s head around this process. When you do try to change a file in the shared directory, gedit complains :
Could not save file path to file on shared folder Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file : Text file busy
All is not lost however. Yes, this does appear to be a bug, but there is a solution that will enable you to continue using your favourite Gnome editor inside Virtual land.
For this you will need :
- a local folder on the Guest OS
- a shell script
- an alias in .bashrc
- some sticky-back plastic
OK, so I made that last one up. Continue reading