[Samba] Fwd: net rpc lookup from group names that start with "-"

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 14:59:58 UTC 2015

I bet that won't work.
net rpc ..... "\-dash group" -> the shell look into quotes and interpret
things inside quotes. Because of double quotes. So the shell will interpret
\- and send only the dash to the command.

net rpc ..... '\-dash group' -> the shell do not interpret things inside
the quotes, because simple quotes. The shell will send [\-dash group] to
the command.

This is the same as:
net rpc ..... "\\-dash group" -> shell interpret \\, transform it into \
and send \- to the command.

But the point is command is waiting for switches after dashes (-a -o...
anything to tell the command how to react). The standard to tell commands
there is no more switches is double dashes "--". And that double dashes
must be surrounded by spaces to be one word and be correctly interpreted by
the command.

2015-09-30 12:50 GMT+02:00 Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com>:

> On 29/09/15 01:15, Webfilter Dev wrote:
>> # net rpc -U "administrator%<server password>" -S <my windows server IP>
>> group members "- dash group"
> Try this:
> # net rpc -U "administrator%<server password>" -S <my windows server IP>
> group members "\-dash group"
> Rowland
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