accessing samba folder in terminal

Jason Crain jason at
Thu Jan 8 13:16:39 UTC 2009

On Thu, January 8, 2009 6:52 am, Kevin wrote:
> Could someone please advise how to access a samba folder in a terminal?
> I am able to access smb://windows_box/folder on my Ubuntu 8.10 box by GUI
> (Firefox and Nautilus) now and wonder how to move files between the
> Ubuntu box and the windows_box in a terminal using a script?  Thank you.

Gnome uses gvfs to access windows shares.  You can access the files under
~/.gvfs.  If you don't see "folder on windows_box" under that directory,
you can mount it with "gvfs-mount smb://windows_box/folder".  And there
are a lot of other gvfs-* commands you can try.

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