PROPOSAL: remove non -U password argument option from smbclient
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jul 30 15:48:49 GMT 2003
On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 04:08:04AM +0000, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Tim Potter wrote:
> > While looking at a bug in the smbclient tar option I discovered
> > a weird fact about smbclient. The synopsis from the manual page is:
> > smbclient servicename [ password ] [ other args...]
> > If there is a non-option argument after the service name it will be
> > treated as a password. Does anyone want to keep this behaviour?
> > There's a bug at the moment where the password must be specified as
> > the second argument and the one specified with -U doesn't work.
> > I think we should stick with the standard ways of specifying usernames
> > and passwords (-U user%pass, $USER environment variable) rather than
> > having special behaviour for smbclient. It could break existing
> > scripts though.
> Right on Tim! -U user%pass is my vote!
I agree, though at some point in the future we need a new tool that
supports the SMB URL format. :)
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