Copy file to a Windows/Samba share without mounting it

smbclient --user=user%password --directory "<subdirectory>" --command "put <file>" //<server>/<share-name>
This commando copies the file (which must reside in the current directory) to //<server>/<share-name>/<subdirectory>/<file> through the CIFS protocol (Samba share or Windows Share). It doesn't require you to mount the filesystem first. --directory "<subdirectory>" may be omitted in order to copy the file the the root of the share. The "%password" part may also be omitted. If doing so, smbclient will ask for the password interactively. To copy a file from a Windows/Samba share, change "put" for "get". smbclient --user=user%password --directory "&lt;subdirectory&gt;" --command "get &lt;file&gt;" //&lt;server&gt;/&lt;share-name&gt;
Sample Output
Domain=[STORAGE] OS=[Windows 10 Pro 16299] Server=[Windows 10 Pro 6.3]
putting file backup-20180512.tar.xz as \server\backup-20180512.tar.xz (37065.5 kb/s) (average 37065.5 kb/s)

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2018-05-12 19:18:42

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