And the reason that VMs are not stored as single files is that that would be a really dumb idea. VirtualBox uses different files for CD images, hard disk images, configuration files and log files, so i can process the configuration file with xmlstarlet, the log files with grep and so on. Grouping files together is what directories are for; stuffing unrelated things in a single file only makes things more complicated than they need to be.
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