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HI there,

trying to run this script but it doesn't work and i am thinking it has something to do with the $ at the end of all users home folders. Could someone maybe help me writing this script correctly

#!/bin/bash
mkdir ~/WindowsHome
mount_smbfs -N //$USER@windows-server.test.com/$USER$ ~/WindowsHome

the leading dollar is the script dollar and the trailing dollar is the hidden folder dollar

any help appreciated lots of points up for grabs here :-)
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I know nothing about SMB or the particular command you are using, but have you tried using single quotes? I am completely guessing at the syntax here, and am putting this in here just to illustrate what I mean:

mount_smbfs -N //$'USER@windows-server.test.com/$USER$' ~/WindowsHome
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by:timmy-mac
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You prompted me to the correct solution, the single quotes didn't cut it but I then realised if I put " around the trailing dollar it would print the second dollar and not think it as a syntax

Thanks for the mind nudge
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