accessing smb folders in terminal
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jan 8 14:19:45 UTC 2009
> I am able to use GUI (Nautilus and Firefox) to access smb://windows_host/
> folder on my Ubuntu 8.10. Can someone please advise how to access the
> folder in a terminal? I want to write a script to move files between
> windows_host and Ubuntu.
You have 2, possibly 3 choices.
1. You can mount the remote filesystem. You need super user privilages
to do this. Install the smbfs package.
sudo mkdir /mnt/network
sudo mount -t cifs //remote/sharename /mnt/network -o
2. You can use smbclient, which works much the same was as ftp for
SMB/CIFS network shares. man smbclient.
3. I believe your version of Ubuntu has the new gnome virutal FS that
already mounts your network drives for you somewhere in your /home
directory structure. However, this is probably not predictable enough
to write scripts against.
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