Accessing shared windows smb:// folder


#1

I’m running ubuntu linux on an office network with mostly windows
machines. I have a shared network folder that I can access with samba
as:

smb://hostname/shared

I’m trying to write a script that will read the contents of that shared
folder, but can’t access it using the above address. I tried to print
the content:

Dir.entries(‘smb://hostname/shared’).each { |e| puts e }

But obviously got a no such directory error. I know this isn’t the way
to go, but I can’t figure out how to read that location.

Any tips will be great - thanks!


#2

sa 125 wrote:

Dir.entries(‘smb://hostname/shared’).each { |e| puts e }

But obviously got a no such directory error. I know this isn’t the way
to go, but I can’t figure out how to read that location.

I guess the usual way is to mount the smb filesystem and then use it as
any other directory. Google for +linux +mount +smb.


#3

there is a (still quite experimental but working) ruby samba client you
could use:
http://sambala.rubyforge.org/

it won’t answer the .each method as you would like but may still provide
the
functionnalities you are looking for.

2009/2/17 List.rb removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

On Feb 17, 2009, at 2:26 AM, sa 125 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Dir.entries(‘smb://hostname/shared’).each { |e| puts e }

But obviously got a no such directory error. I know this isn’t the way
to go, but I can’t figure out how to read that location.

Any tips will be great - thanks!

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From the windows clients, Dir["\\server\share\*"]

From the samb server, just use the actual directory that’s mounted.

For other nix hosts, I would setup nfs mount points