Mount an smb share on linux

mount -t smbfs //$server/share /local/mount -o rw,username=$USER
Mount an smb share with this command. other options -ousername=$USERr,gid=$groupname,scope=rw

By: sufoo
2009-03-25 01:05:17

What Others Think

I prefer fusesmb. It allows you to mount a whole smb server in one mount point without requiring root privileges. Just do: fusesmb /path/to/mount Then at /path/to/mount, you get a set of folders similar to what you'd see in Nautilus under smb:///
goodevilgenius · 668 weeks and 4 days ago
You want to use cifs instead of smbfs. smbfs breaks on newer implementations of SMB on win32, and has been deprecated for a while. mount -t cifs //$server/share /local/mount -o rw,username=$USER
auxesis · 668 weeks and 4 days ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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