Access Windows Shares In Linux

Accessing windows network shares from the Linux command line is quick and easy. This lets you access windows shares in Linux just like another ,

  1. Get the application smbmount from the repositories using   sudo apt-get smbmount
  2. Then, go to the terminal and key in :
    smbmount \\\\WINDOWS\\c-c mount /mount/Windows' -I
  3. Here "\\\WINDOWS\\c" is the windows share which you want to access and where you want them into.(etc\etc\);
  4. To make this permanent :
    \\\DataHeap /media/server smbfs rw,user,suid<\pre>

This will add the appropriate repository from . That is all. Now access any windows drive as just another drive on your desktop. Feel free to ask for help.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.