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I have CentOS 6.5 minimal guest, and OSX Mavericks 10.9 host. The player is VMWare Fusion. I want to edit files on host and run them on guest. I am trying to use shared folders to achieve this.

A folder from host can be seen on guest as /mnt/hgfs/www. I create a symlink to /vol/sites/www where the project is configured and code should be executed.

It order to run, source files should have apache:apache owner. But I can see they have games owner. I understand that there are completely different users on Mac and Centos, but even running chmod -R 777 on the host does not help.

Can I change games user to make things work? Any other solution?

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Have you tried this solution? http://viraj-workstuff.blogspot.com/2013/07/vmware-fusion-permissions-on-shared.html

If you try this, I would back up the VMWare services file first, so you can replace it if something goes wrong: sudo cp /etc/vmware-tools/services.sh VM_services_backup.sh. If it works, you can delete the backup afterward.

Apparently the downside is this has to be repeated when VMWare makes changes or updates to VMWare Tools.

  • Unfortunately, I can't find ` /etc/vmware-tools/services.sh` file on my guest – Dan Sep 23 '14 at 9:55
  • Can rsync be a more stable solution? – Dan Sep 23 '14 at 9:59
  • You can see the shared folder, so presumably VMWare Tools is running, but you can always check: status vmware-tools. Does /etc/vmware-tools/services.sh restart work to restart the service? I thought that would be pretty general for Linux VM's. Unfortunately, the VM I work with is Windows so I can't really check these things quickly. – AFineTransform Sep 23 '14 at 10:12
  • It was a real pain installing vmware tools on centOS. status vmware-tools returns Unknown job: vmware-tools. – Dan Sep 23 '14 at 10:29

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