Mounting Windows Shares with Blanks in the Share Name
Kevin.Whitney at sun.com
Fri Jan 26 18:57:12 GMT 2001
Try escaping the quotes as in:
Steve McClary wrote:
> 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.
> Steve McClary
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