[Samba] SMBCLIENT du, recurse and mask

dave mathis damaps at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 13 08:12:52 MST 2009

Hi Jeremy,

I set up a bugzilla account but the password hasn't arrived 12 hours later.
And yes, I checked the address and it appears to be correct.
Bugzilla even tells me there is an account with the expected name.

I have script output that shows my problem with smbclient du.
I can send that to you, or anyone else.


Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:47:59AM -0800, dave mathis wrote:
>> Recently after installing Amanda backup I discovered that the
>> smbclient du command doesn't really work correctly.
>> If recurse in on, du starts at '/', with recurse off and
>> no arg, 0 is returned.
>> If the mask '*' is passed, only files without a dot in the
>> filename are considered.  With '*.*' all files are considered
>> and du sums only the files in the current directory, no sub-
>> directories are summed.
>> Behavior is the same if mask is set independently.
>> Incorrect behavior exists in smbclient 3.2.4, 3.2.7, 3.3.4 and
>> 3.4.3
>> CORRECT behavior exists in 3.0.36 with 3.4.3 libraries and support.
>> There are release notes that this issue existed some time ago and
>> was resolved.  Doesn't seem so in my case.
>> SuSE 11.1, samba 3.2.7 as PDC, a few windows clients and a few
>> other SuSE clients.
>> Anyone else seen du behaving badly?
> I just experimented with du in the 3.0.x tree and in
> current master, and can't see any difference between
> them (except master is faster, probably due to the new
> async code).
> Can you log a bug with *explicit* instructions to
> reproduce the problems you see please ?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy.

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