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Old 11-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Want to copy files from Windows share to Linux


Ok, maybe I'm not so new, but it seems like there should be a really simple way to accomplish what I'm after. Before you start typing a quick answer, do NOT tell me to use the mount command to mount the samba share, that's only available if you're root and the /mnt directory is writable, and I'd rather not go there if there's a easier way to do this. I also don't have access to the Windows server machine, except to copy files to/from the shared directory.

So I can do this:
net rpc share -S <windowsserver> -U<myuser>
from my linux box and I can see the directory I want to copy the files from.
My question is, how do I actually copy the files? I've tried the migrate and add command options, but I can't get them to actually do anything and I never see the files on my local linux machine. I've also tried smbclient, and can list the same directories with
smbclient -L <windowsserver> -U<user>
but it doesn't want to go into an interactive mode, and when I try to use -c mget, I can't seem to get the syntax right because it keeps telling me "Not enough '\' characters in service". This seems like it should be so easy, but I'm just not getting it to work and I can't find any examples where the user isn't the system admin with root and admin authority on both the Linux and Windows box.

Thanks for any help or insight.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Not sure if this will work for you or not but try this:

$mount -t cifs //win-share-hostname/share /home/fred/win -o username=user,password=passwd,domain=mydomain

(Of course the above is one line not two, there is a space after the -o)

username, password and domain are your Windows box credentials of course.

In the domain field, you can also type a workgoup name if your Winodws box is not on a domain: domain=name_of_your_workgroup

This has nothing to do with Samba and I think this will work with your current permissions on both the Linux box and the Windows box.

You can create a win directory in your home folder like I did in mine: /home/fred/win

Also, you might want to check out Midnight Commander. It is very sweet for copying files.

In Debian: apt-get install mc

Last edited by Fred-1.2.13; 11-02-2012 at 08:44 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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At first, you can mount to any directory, you are not limited to the /mnt directory.
But what I am more interested in, why can't you just elevate your rights to root to use mount? May it be that this is not your machine?
 
  


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