[Samba] Special Characters in smbmount

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Aug 28 04:24:01 GMT 2002

$ is fine to use. Just escape it like you have done.
You can also use single quotes.
I believe you have forgotten to specify a mount point,
smbmount //servername/\$transfer /mnt/mymountpoint
smbclient '/servername/$transfer'

Yes, I know. I spent three hours yesterday scratching my head over a dumber
mistake than this.


On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 06:05:29AM -0500, John Moen wrote:
> Can you assist me in determining how to use smbmount using special
> characters.  I have a Windows dir I want to share and its share name is
> $transfer.  I use the $ as a prefix so that it rises to the top of the list
> and is easily recognizable.
> Here is the command I have tried  for the following directory d:\$transfer;
> $transfer is a valid share on the D drive:
> Smbmount //servername/$transfer  (could not resolve mountpoint)
> Smbmount //servername/\$transfer (could not resolve mountpoint)
> I can easily resolve it by dropping the “$” and all is well.  But I was
> wondering if there is another special character needed or 
in order to use
> the “$” in a dir name.
> Thanks for any help.

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