using smbclient in bash script
linuxone11 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 18:05:27 MST 2013
I have googled this subject extensively and found several examples where
authors have advised that using variables is possible in a smbclient
command string (using -c) and this MAY work from terminal but not within a
Here is what I am trying to do: retrieve a log file from a windows machine
on my LAN and copy the contents to a file on my linux box called
Here is my bash script with an example of what DOES work and what does not.
FILENAME='"ABC logname '$DATE'.log"'
#EXAMPLE 1 - this DOES work
smbclient -A authfile //windows_machine_IP/C
'cd \\ABC\"ABC Logs"\Logs; get "ABC Logs 20121231.log" abclog.txt'
#EXAMPLE 2 - this does NOT work
smbclient -A authfile //windows_machine_IP/C$ <http://192.168.4.9/C$> -c
'cd \$DIRECTORY; get $FILENAME abclog.txt'
The problem in example 2 is that smbclient simply looks for something
called $DIRECTORY instead of interpreting the variable as defined. Is there
a way to overcome this or perhaps a suggestion for a different approach ?
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