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Old 09-02-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
miros84
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I need comand for terminal to copy one directory


Hello. I have this comand for terminal

Code:
tar -zcvf /media/Multimedia/newexpbackup/01.backup.tar.gz /home/miros/Myboxfiles
By this comand I can copy one folder to another folder in difirent partitions or in the home network. I use it with gnome schedule program.
But when I use it network I must to add it user samba name and password and meybe the workgroup, but I dont know how to do it.
Can you tell me how can I add that to the comand above?
Must be comand for terminal and must be only one comand. I mean one line.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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Last I looked, tar didn't understand how to mount a file system.

So, just a shot in the dark, but...

I don't know the actual commands to do the mount for smb. But, if you mean that it has to be a single string of characters which a shell can interpret, could you do something like:
Code:
<samba mount command>;<tar command>;<samba unmount command>
If all gnome_schedule does is pass whatever you tell it to a shell, that should work.

Or, write a shell script with multiple lines and only call that script from the gnome_schedule program.

Last edited by nuwen52; 09-02-2009 at 03:43 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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I dont need to mount or to unmount. I need to add user name and password for samba, because when you access to the homenetwork, you must enter user and password. So, I will cannot copy one directori to another in terminal if I dont enter user and password in this comand.
Any advice?
 
Old 09-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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Sorry, I don't do much with Windows shares. You mean, when you actually do the copy/tar/whatever, it asks you in a prompt for the login and password?

If yes, the only thing that comes to mind is an expect script. With expect, you can write a script to run the command, and it can respond to the prompts for you. Use something Like:
Code:
your_expect_script.exp <login> <password>
in your command line for gnome_schedule.

There are a lot of references on this board for how to write expect scripts.

As far as I have ever seen, tar cannot interact with the system enough to enter logins and passwords.

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