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Hi

I was wondering how do you copy a directory from a windows share to my linux box.

I can connect
smbclient //hostname/share

I get the smb prompt.

I can get a file using get or mget but how do I copy a whole dir with its sub dir to my computer?

Thanks
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by:lewisg
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Type recurse at the smb prompt to toggle recursion on or off. Type man smbclient for more info.
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This might be a little more complete.

The windows machine is named "server" and the share is "c". There is a directory named "aatest" with two subdirectories "dir1" and "dir2". Several files named "fileX.txt" are scattered about. Like so:

C:\aatest>dir /s /b
C:\aatest\file1.txt
C:\aatest\dir1
C:\aatest\file2.txt
C:\aatest\dir2
C:\aatest\dir1\file3.txt
C:\aatest\dir2\file4.txt
C:\aatest\dir2\file5.txt


Here is a copy of a ssh session.

[root@vip test]# smbclient //server/c
Password:
smb: \> cd aatest
smb: \aatest\> prompt
smb: \aatest\> recurse
smb: \aatest\> mget *.*
smb: \aatest\> q
[root@vip test]# ls -R
.:
dir1/  dir2/  file1.txt  file2.txt
./dir1:
file3.txt
./dir2:
file4.txt  file5.txt


After connecting with smbclient cd to the source directory, toggle off the yes/no prompts, toggle on recursion. The mget *.* gets all files. q quits smbclient and ls -R displays the copied files.

I hope this answered your question.
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