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Old 01-16-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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Can't access mounted Windows shared containing space


Hey all, I'm trying to automate a process for copying some Windows files to a Linux server. I can mount the share, and I can access all folders in the share except one -- the folder with a space in the name. Here are my mount and copy lines:

Code:
mount -t cifs //192.168.2.29/shares -o username=Name,password=Pass /mnt/Windows
cp -r "/mnt/Windows/Not Shared/*" /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared
I tried getting into the share and here's that error:

Code:
root@srvBackup:/mnt/Windows# cd "Not Shared"
root@srvBackup:/mnt/Windows/Not Shared# ls -l
ls: reading directory .: Permission denied
total 0
root@srvBackup:/mnt/Windows/Not Shared#
Permissions are set the same in all folders. In my cp line I've tried different ways of using the quote marks but no joy. Anyone have any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? Can this even be done?

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 01-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hey buddy!

Not sure I have an exact answer here, but the first idea I have off the top of my head would be to use the \ escape character in your cp line.

cp -r "/mnt/Windows/Not\ Shared/*" /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared

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Old 01-17-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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Hey RootMason, I gave it a try but my server doesn't like that combination:

Code:
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin# cp -r "/mnt/Windows/Not\ Shared/*.*" /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/Windows/Not\\ Shared/*.*': Invalid argument
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin#
I tried it again by just using quote marks around Not Shared but still no joy. Any other ideas?

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 01-18-2014, 02:01 AM   #4
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It looks like we may have made a bit of progress, at least we got it to recognize the path! The Invalid Argument should have something to do with your -r. Can you try a cp -R instead, or have you already tried that? There's plenty of debate over the difference, but it *should* be that -r will recursively copy files, and -R should recursively copy directories.

What OS are you using?
 
Old 01-18-2014, 02:05 AM   #5
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Oh, and is it possible to just change the Windows directory to be camel-case instead of having the space? That would certainly expedite trying to track down the source of the problem, though I'm fairly sure there must be a reason you haven't already.
 
Old 01-18-2014, 11:00 AM   #6
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RootMason, using -R didn't help:

Code:
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin# cp -R "/mnt/Windows/Not Shared/*.*" /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/Windows/Not Shared/*.*': No such file or directory
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin# cp -R "/mnt/Windows/Not\ Shared/*.*" /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/Windows/Not\\ Shared/*.*': Invalid argument
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin# cp -R "/mnt/Windows/Not\ Shared/*" /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/Windows/Not\\ Shared/*': Invalid argument
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin# cp -R /mnt/Windows/"Not\ Shared"/* /mnt/raid1/WinStuff/NotShared
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/Windows/Not\\ Shared/*': Invalid argument
root@srvBackup:/home/jobee/bin#
I even tried moving the quote marks again just in case.

As to using CamelCase, I inherited this system so I'm not keen on making any changes like that; I don't know what is out there that it might break. I have thought about it a few times, and maybe down the road I'll just dive in and do it.

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 01-18-2014, 01:20 PM   #7
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you have a \\ instead of a single \ that is your problem. remove the second \ and it should work.
 
Old 01-31-2014, 12:15 AM   #8
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Hi lleb, the second whack is only showing up in the error message. If you look again you'll see that in the command I'm only using one whack.

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 01-31-2014, 10:56 AM   #9
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Try again without the quotes ("") but only with \ before the space, like this:

/mnt/Windows/Not\ Shared/*
 
  


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