Bug in smbclient

kees kees at schoen.nl
Sun Oct 1 18:54:31 GMT 2000

On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

Another way is:
cd Program\ Files
note the backslash escape for the space in the name.....


> OK.  I think I'm starting to figure out how to use smbclient, but
> now I've run into a really annoying non-feature.
> I'd like to alert some of these folks that have been infected wih
> the Qaz virus that they are infected.  I thought that this could
> be a simple matter, *if* they were opening sharing their C: drives.
> I found at least a couple of infected hosts that are indeed sharing
> C:, so I used smbclient to attach to one of them.
> Now I need to get this guy's e-mail address, so that I can mail him
> a message, telling him he's infected with Qaz.
> I think that I fugured out where his e-mail address might be stashed
> on his disk drive.  It looks like he's got Netscape installed, and so
> I surmize that his e-mail address is probably stashed in some preferences
> file, somewhere in the vicinity of:
>      C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\
> I'd like to go snooping around in that directory, and see if I could
> find it, but there's a problem... smbclient doesn't seem to grasp the
> fact that nowadays, filenames on Windows can contain spaces.  Thus, I
> can't even `cd' into the `Program Files' directory!  Humph.
> Have any of you got a fix for this?

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