Get a list of the erroring cifs entries in fstab

ls $(grep cifs /etc/fstab | grep -v ^# |awk ' { print $2 } ') 1>/dev/null
It disturbs me when my logwatch report tells me a share or machine has disappeared, esp as mount isn't telling me what's gone. This command outputs to stderr the erroring cifs entries from fstab.
Sample Output
ls: cannot access /shares/01/public: No such device or address
ls: cannot access /shares/01/dev: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /shares/01/websites: No such device or address
ls: cannot access /shares/01/utils: No such device or address
ls: cannot access /shares/joe: Host is down

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By: niall
2010-12-10 09:27:19

What Others Think

You can also do it without the greps: ls $(awk '$1!~/^#/ && $3~/cifs/{ print $2 }' fstab) 1>/dev/null
eightmillion · 405 weeks and 4 days ago

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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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