Connect to Windows Share using Ruby


#1

Hello,

I’m looking to connect to a Windows share using Ruby. Is there a
library, or gem that would help me do this? Just a nudge in the right
direction would be great. Thank you!


#2

Nick H. wrote:

Hello,

I’m looking to connect to a Windows share using Ruby. Is there a
library, or gem that would help me do this? Just a nudge in the right
direction would be great. Thank you!

Nick,
http://rubysmb.sourceforge.net/ may do the trick for you, if you mean
connecting to Windows from Linux, and have Samba already configured.

HTH,
Howard


#3

I couldn’t find the original post so I’ll reply to this one…

require ‘fileutils’ # optional, but so much stuff comes in handy…
Dir.chdir("//servername/sharename/")

That usually does the trick for me… Or do you need something else?

–Aldric


#4

Aldric G. wrote:

I couldn’t find the original post so I’ll reply to this one…

require ‘fileutils’ # optional, but so much stuff comes in handy…
Dir.chdir("//servername/sharename/")

That usually does the trick for me… Or do you need something else?

–Aldric

Yeah, all of the above works for me. I just didn’t know if there was a
more ‘built in’ way to connect rather than relying on the host OS to
handle the communication. Having Ruby take care of it would make the
code much more portable.