How to compact/expand a VMware disk from the command line?

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[Linux Mint 19.3, VMware Player v16]


I can’t seem to find any recent documentation that describes the process that will allow me to compact or expand a VMware disk from the command line. It’s simple enough from the GUI, but I’d like to be able to schedule regular maintenance on my VMs.


Is this feature still possible? I was able to find this, but only for super-old products that referenced CLI tools that don’t exist anymore.

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