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Old 03-09-2016, 08:26 AM   #1
Dustin Cook
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Transferring the Contents of a Folder Using smbclient

I have written a Shell script that moves into a directory with some binaries files present.

What I am looking to do is transfer all the files present inside this directory.

cd /home/user/binaries
smbclient //ip.address/directory$ password -W domain -U username << ENDOFMYSMBCOMMANDS
put *
I tried to use put * to transfer all files - but this is not accepted.

The only other option I know of is to go one folder up, and use the command mput binaries - but this copies everything including the folder.

How can I modify my script to only transfer the contents of the directory?
Old 03-09-2016, 09:41 AM   #2
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I just tried this here, and

mput *

will copy all the files in the current directory on the client to the directory on the server.
Old 03-09-2016, 10:10 AM   #3
Dustin Cook
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Thanks dolphin,

You're right! I have thought that using "mput" was for directory copying. So it never occured to move into the directory and use "mput *" to copy the contents of the directory.

All sorted now, thanks for the tip off!


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