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Old 12-09-2016, 10:24 AM   #16
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Ok. I had the linux admins create a folder that I can see in the command line that has the contents of the Windows shared folder(windows). Ok, Im trying to copy a file from the "\dir1\reports" in linux to a folder in Windows "windows/files". I'm a little confused but since I gave names of folder maybe I will be able to understand the syntax better now.The filename will be called "new.xlsx". NOW.........since I gave names of paths to folders and the file name I should be able to understand it better. Knowing this, can you please provide the syntax again
 
Old 12-09-2016, 10:35 AM   #17
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Without knowing how your network is configured it is somewhat difficult.. The share name and the true directory structure are not necessarily the same thing. To see browseable shares you can use the -L option

smbclient -L windows_server (press enter when prompted for a password)

If the share is really named files then try:
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cd /dir1/reports
smbclient //windows_server/files -U windows_user_name -c "put new xslx"
 
Old 12-09-2016, 10:39 AM   #18
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Ok let me start from the beginning cause I think I got myself confused. I am trying to copy a file from linux to windows and the linux admins told me to use "smbclient". I find this confusing because I can navigate to the folder from linux command line. The linux admins created a folder in linux that has the windows folders and files and we will call it "WINDOWS" and I want to copy to a folder called REPORTS. The path would be "/dir1/dir2/WINDOWS/REPORTS.

The location of the file to copy in he linux folder is called "file.xlsx". The location in linux is "/dir1/dir2/file.xlsx"

OK......8.)...............NOW what would the syntax be?
 
Old 12-09-2016, 10:40 AM   #19
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sorry if I repeated myself
 
Old 12-09-2016, 10:43 AM   #20
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Personally I think the linux admins are telling me wrong. I should be able to use "cp" or "mv" cause I can navigate to the windows shared folder with no problem
 
Old 12-09-2016, 10:58 AM   #21
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Yes, since as you stated the the windows directory is actually mounted. You can verify by just looking at the output of the df or mount command.
 
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@ michaelk...............yes I can confirm that the windows directory is mounted. I just do not understand why I cannot use mv or cp. I should not need to use smbclient.
 
Old 12-09-2016, 12:51 PM   #23
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Have you tried using cp? Do you have permissions to write to the directory?
 
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Well I figured if I can copy a file to a windows shared folder in FileZilla (linux to windows) I should be able to do it from the linux command line, right?
 
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Not necessarily. FileZilla uses either sftp or ftp which is a different protocol then CIFS.
 
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Ifound out that the Windwos shared folder uses CIFS to mount Linux to Windows. Is there certain commands I can use to transfer files from Linux to Windows using CIFS?
 
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Ifound out that the Windwos shared folder uses CIFS to mount Linux to Windows. Is there certain commands I can use to transfer files from Linux to Windows using CIFS?
look here,
Sharing Windows files with the Linux CIFS client

and here,
How to Share Files Between Windows and Linux
 
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@BW-userx.............I appreciate the info, but I really didn't see anything that would help me as far as the syntax for copying a files from Linux to Windows. Can you please give me an example how to do this using CIFS. I'm not familiar with CIFS
 
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Ifound out that the Windwos shared folder uses CIFS to mount Linux to Windows. Is there certain commands I can use to transfer files from Linux to Windows using CIFS?
Yes, the cp command.

cp file /dir1/dir2/WINDOWS/REPORTS

You can use your file browser too...

CIFS is a Windows networking protocol for sharing files and printers. samba is the linux implementation of the CIFS networking protocol. When a Windows share is mounted it appears like any other mounted filesystem and you can use regular terminal commands.
 
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@BW-userx.............I appreciate the info, but I really didn't see anything that would help me as far as the syntax for copying a files from Linux to Windows. Can you please give me an example how to do this using CIFS. I'm not familiar with CIFS
they gave you step by step instructions on how set it up and connect it.

how to move or copy files from one place to another is simple.

Code:
cp -v /source/file /destination/
mv -v /source/file /destination/
it is that simple.

you're just adding more directories/folders to work out of is all.

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