I installed Virtualbox on my macOS Catalina 10.15.3. The GUI works perfectly. However, when I try to run a vm from the command line, the shell can't find the VBoxManage command. I need it for docker.

Where does the installer put it?

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The command line tools for Oracle VirtualBox on macOS are usually kept in /usr/local/bin:

$ type -a VBoxManage
VBoxManage is /usr/local/bin/VBoxManage

These should be available in your interactive shell sessions if you have /usr/local/bin as part of your $PATH.

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