Mounting Windows Shares with Blanks in the Share Name
scm at mrwassoc.com
Fri Jan 26 18:51:43 GMT 2001
I am trying to mount shares provided by Windows machines on my Linux
machine (RedHat 7.0) so I can do backups to a tape drive on the Linux
machine. I can successfully mount several of the shares by including them
in fstab, like so:
//windowsserver/sharename /mnt/sharename smbfs guest 0 0
But if I try to do this with a windows share that has a blank space in the name
//windowsserver/share name /mnt/sharewithblank smbfs guest 0 0
it fails, telling me there's no mount point called "name".
I tried putting quotes around "share name" and putting a "\" before the
space - still no success.
I can do this
mount -t smbfs //windowsserver/"share name" /mnt/sharewithblank -o guest
and it mounts fine.
Any way to cleanly automate this, or do I need to put the mount command in
a startup file? If so, where?
Thanks for your help.
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