[Samba] Re: Propose mount.cifs/smbfs able to mount the child folder of share folder

Jeff Layton jlayton at redhat.com
Mon Jan 7 18:41:58 GMT 2008

On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:19:47 +0800
kstan <kstan79 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Samba team,
> I feel user will feel more confortable when they can mount folder (via
> mount.cifs or mount.smbfs) under particular shared folder.
> Example:
> I have a share folder call department, all department's folder arrange
> inside
> so I have a share folder call \\server\department
> if I have a linux client under purchasing, I 2 command to get the
> correct place, and I feel it is giving more trouble
> command 1
> ===========
> mount -t cifs  -o (with necessary
> option) //server/department /sharefolder/.pathtoatempararyfolder
> command 2:
> ==============
> ln -s /sharefolder/.pathtoatempararyfolder/purchasing
> It is much more better if we can simplied the share via this command:
> mount -t cifs  -o (with necessary
> option) //server/department/purchasing /home/purchasinguser/Desktop/mydepartmentdata

This is already doable today. There were some issues with earlier
versions, but with current CIFS and mount.cifs programs, this should
now work as expected.

Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

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