Originally Posted by pinga123
What is rdesktop?
When I first came across the need to transfer files from Linux to Windows and vice versa, the idea of using Samba seemed tempting.
But later I found out about rdesktop which, to me at least, is much easier than Smaba, because it requires no formal configuration.
Windows offers remote desktop feature. Enable it on the windows machine. I think you have to right click on My computer, then properties and then click on the tab labelled Remote Desktop. Then check the appropriate check boxes. Lets say windows machine has IP 192.168.1.61
Now, if rdesktop is installed on your Linux box:
Now you can access the windows machine from your Linux box.
rdesktop -u <username on windows machine> -p password 192.168.1.61
To share files, mount a partition with ntfs or fat32 file system - a system that Windows can read - it can be a usb, memory card or a partition on HDD.
Lets say, I mounted my flash drive in /media/3/ folder, then
rdesktop -r disk:usb=/media/3/ 192.168.1.61
Now your mounted partition will appear in My Computer and you can easily transfer files from one machine to other.
Hope it was helpful.