distrobox-host-exec lets one execute command on the host, while inside of a container.
Under the hood, distrobox-host-exec uses
host-spawn a project that lets us
execute commands back on the host.
If the tool is not found the user will be prompted to install it.
Just pass to “distrobox-host-exec” any command and all its arguments, if any.
--help/-h: show this message --verbose/-v: show more verbosity --version/-V: show version --yes/-Y: Automatically answer yes to prompt: host-spawn will be installed on the guest system if host-spawn is not detected. This behaviour is default when running in a non-interactive shell.
If no command is provided, it will execute “$SHELL”.
Alternatively, use symlinks to make
distrobox-host-exec execute as that command:
~$: ln -s /usr/bin/distrobox-host-exec /usr/local/bin/podman ~$: ls -l /usr/local/bin/podman lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 51 Jul 11 19:26 /usr/local/bin/podman -> /usr/bin/distrobox-host-exec ~$: podman version ...this is executed on host...
distrobox-host-exec ls distrobox-host-exec bash -l distrobox-host-exec flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox distrobox-host-exec podman ps -a