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

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Dec 21 14:31:02 GMT 2001

I still claim that making the display string easily parsable is going to 
be difficult.  It may *seem* easier, but I think that there will be 
syntactic ambiguities.

Chris -)-----

> Ralf.Strandell at wrote:
> >
> >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 ;)
> >
> Well, you have reached them ... What you want should not be hard ... sounds reasonable as well, however, Amanda already uses smbclient for backup, so there may be some legacy issues. I will try some patches this afternoon.
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Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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