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wrap commands in throwaway virtual machines

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vido is a sudo-like command wrapper that runs commands

inside a lightweight virtual machine.

The main uses are:

  • privilege elevation. Commands run as root even if you don’t have root privileges in the first place.
  • quick testing. Make small changes to the kernel and test them immediately.
  • regression testing. Run the same command against multiple kernels.
  • kernel debugging. There is a –gdb flag that will run the virtual kernel inside a debugger. If you have an application that triggers kernel bugs, you can wrap it in vido –gdb, usually without changes.

See github.com/g2p/vido for installation and usage instructions.

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