[olug] samba to windows share using UNC?

Ryan Stille ryan at cfwebtools.com
Thu Jun 19 21:49:00 UTC 2008

Theodore Katseres wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Ryan Stille <ryan at cfwebtools.com> wrote:
>> Is it possible to copy a file to a windows share, without mounting it as
>> a local file system first?  I've used smbmount in the past, then copied
>> the file, but in this case I just want to copy it using a UNC path,
>> specifying the username/password on the command line.
>> -Ryan
> Without mounting try ...
> smbclient //server/share -U user%pass -c 'put file'
> where "file" is in your local machine's cwd.

Awesome, that worked.  But my goal was to not take up space on the local 
machine.   I'm creating a 4GB file, and I'd rather place it directly on 
the remote machine, rather than create it locally and then copy it.    
Anyway to do that? 


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