share size

Jason Cook jasonc at
Wed Nov 7 21:25:03 GMT 2001

* Jason Cook (jasonc at wrote:
> * Greg Zartman (greg at wrote:
> > Ross,
> > 
> > > Mount the share using smbmount (mount -t smbfs)
> > > then simply use df as you would normally... on my system this gives an
> > > output along the lines of....
> > 
> > Thanks.  That's the method I was currently using.  Didn't know if there was
> > a way to do it without mounting.  Oh well..
> > 
> > Greg
> > 
> I got bored and wrote a script using smbclient that outputs sizes of
> shares on hosts.  Just put in the password and update the $remote
> entries to match your environment.  I know the code is mildly nasty,
> but I'm still learning :)

I've been trying to modify the script to to list the sizes of all the
machines in the workgroup and have run into a small problem.  I think
I have found a bug in smbclient.  I can't seem to use -L to look up
the shares on a machine without being asked for a password.  Since -L
is an option but I am not connecting to a share the password doesn't
get parsed correctly so I am stuck with a prompt.  

Am I doing things wrong or is this a bug?

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