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Old 10-12-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Massachusetts, USA
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Samba as part of file system?

On my SuSE KDE system I set up Samba to see my PC. Now via the "Network Browsing" icon on my desktop I can see my Windows network and access files on my PC. This is good.

But when I'm in Open Office and I save a file that I opened on the PC via Samba it saves it in a local /var/tmp... directory. I can't do a "Save As" onto the PC's drive because the pathname for the Samba files are "smb://<pc name>... - in other words the PC's files are not seen as part of the Linux PC's file system.

If I want to put the saved file on the PC I have to do a Copy from the /var directory and a Paste in the Samba directory I see via the "Network Browsing" icon.

Is there a way to make the PC's directory look like part of the Linux file system so I can do a Save As directly from the application?

Thanks in advance.

BTW, so far I'm VERY happy with Open Office's ability to read and write the Microsoft Word data format!
Old 10-12-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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Location: Washington, DC
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Gosh, somebody is going to have to jump in here for me, but I think you can mount a windows drive as a sama share so that it appears as /mnt/windows. I've done it in the past but a loong time ago. Maybe through smbfs?

try mount -t -o username=foo //path/to/share /mnt/windows


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