File mode badly shown in smbclient (want DAHR,---R,---- etc)

Ralf.Strandell at Ralf.Strandell at
Fri Dec 21 06:54:53 GMT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Hammer [mailto:Joel at]
> Sent: 21. joulukuuta 2001 16:31
> To: Ralf.Strandell at; samba at
> Subject: Re: File mode badly shown in smbclient (want DAHR,---R,----
> etc)
> I think you could just ship the smbclient program. Samba and 
> smbclient are

Well, I'm writing an extension to the Big Brother system monitoring
software. People are running it on AIX, HP-UX, UnixWare, UNIX System V,
XENIX, Linux, Solaris and many other systems. And my script must work on
them all. Thus I cannot ship any Smbclient binaries - and it would be very
stupid to start distributing a modified version of "standard software" such
as Smbclient be it source code or binary...

Where do I reach the developers of Smbclient? I believe that a better
display of the file mode should be a standard feature of that little gem ;)

> two distinct animals. Or, if you are more ambitious, and know 
> more than me,
> you could ship a doctored version of smblient which would 
> take an additional
> command line option that would use the different output 
> string. If I have
> the time, likely I won't, I'll play with it. 
> Joel
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 09:40:47AM +0200, 
> Ralf.Strandell at wrote:
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > However...
> > Unfortunately I cannot rely on non-standard versions of software.
> > My script will be distributed to a number of people with 
> different versions
> > of Samba.
> > I could list the latest version of Samba in the 
> requirements, but certainly
> > nothing like "recompile required". Thus the problem remains.
> > 
> > ______________________________
> > Ralf Strandell
> > UNIX Systems Administrator
> > Silja Line, Finland
> > ______________________________
> > 

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