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Hi all, I have a Debian Etch system. From the Gnome file manager, I can easily browse to SMB file shares on the network. So the SMB redirector is apparently present on the system.
Question - how do I access SMB shares from the command line? smbmount command is not available, trying to cd into a smb://... path gives a "No such file" error. Any ideas, please? I'm not looking for a persistent mapping, just a brief look. Better yet if root access is not necessary.
smbtree - command not found.
smbclient - command not found.
Now, I'm not above installing packages when needed. It's the theoretical conundrum I'm worried about. Here I have a piece of functionality (SMB access in Gnome) that should extend all the way down to system call level. I mean, when I double-click a text file on the network, gedit is invoked with that file (it does, just checked). What kind of file name is passed to gedit? Is that a path in the regular filesystem? Is that an smb:// URL-style path? Is that a temporary local copy? If it's a smb: URL, is the magic for handling those somehow specific to gedit, or X Window applications in general?
GVFS. Now that answers the question. A userland-level virtual filesystem which supports URL-style paths. And a client library which replaces the vanilla open() syscall, linked from every Gnome app. There's no syscall-level support for SMB redirector on my system after all.
EDIT: and by the way, there are GVFS-aware command line utilities in Gnome: gnomevfs-ls, gnomevfs-copy, gnomevfs-cat, etc.