mounting Win with spaces via samba in fstab
deesto at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 11 08:07:49 PDT 2003
I'm afraid you may be right, Matt.
I found the following in "man fstab 5":
"If a program needs the character special file name, the pro-
gram must create it by appending a ``r'' after the last ``/'' in the spe-
cial file name."
...but that didn't seem to help.
The mount_smbfs command seems to work fine with the "\ " sequence, but this isn't the case with fstab.
Perhaps if I were instead to include mount_smbfs commands in a script to be run at boot time:
mount_smbfs //user at host/Win\ Partition /mountpoint
Is this the proper syntax for a script? And if so, where would I put such a file?
Matthew Emmerton <matt at gsicomp.on.ca> wrote:> I'm trying to mount a remote Windows directory, which happens to have a
space in its name; "mount -a" returns the following error:
> fstab: /etc/fstab:14: Inappropriate file type or format
> I have tried both of the following formats:
> //user at host/Win\ Partition /mountpoint smbfs rw 0 0
> "//user at host/Win Partition" /mountpoint smbfs rw 0 0
> I pulled this format directly from "man mount_smbfs 8":
> "//guest at samba/public /smb/public smbfs rw,noauto 0 0"
> I searched the archives, and it seems this question had been asked once
before, but no conclusion was reached:
I think the problem is that the fstab(5) file format treats spaces as field
delimiters, and the routines used to parse fstab
(/usr/src/lib/libc/gen/fstab.c, fstabscan() in particular) do not know how
to handle escaped spaces nor quoted fields.
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