[Samba] Using smbmount in a script - no return value

Mathew D. Watson matw at eclipse-optics.com
Sat Dec 17 17:53:14 GMT 2005

I'm trying to periodically mount an XP share on my linux box, and I've 
noticed that smbmount doesn't return a value so I can't test for success 
in my shell script:

smbmount //NonsenseShare /bad/mnt/point || echo "error with smbmount"

In this case smbmount silently fails.

I searched the archives and found a couple of messages about smbmount 
demonizing before leaving a return value. Is there a good way to test 
for the success or failure of smbmount?


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