How to Share Files Using Samba via Terminal

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Share File in Linux OS Using Read Only or Full Permission

You can do anything when your pc connected on network, so that you can get the ease of every activity. Many advantages using the network, The most often done by people is sharing the files. In linux OS, you can do it using samba, an application that has function to share your file on network. In this article, i will share trick how to share file using samba via terminal. Why must We use via terminal, but The linux OS has GUI display? hmm, I also do not know the right answer, but i am only happy doing the activity that is seldom done by the user general. hahaha, a strange answer.

To share your files using samba via terminal, you only add some command line at smb.conf file in directory /etc/samba/.
You can do 2 share mode using samba:

  • Sharing file using read only mode. Using read only mode, The client only read or copy your file that shared.
    Example : We will share Desktop folder in directory /root/Desktop

    Go to linux terminal :

    $ sudo pico /etc/samba/smb.conf


    Insert bellow words in bottom page of smb.conf

    comment = Share directory /root/Desktop
    read only = yes
    locking = no
    path = /root/Desktop
    guest ok = yes


  • Sharing file using Full permission mode. Using full permission, the client can do anything of your file.

    Example :We will share folder Desktop in dirctory /root/Desktop

    go to linux terminal :

    $ sudo pico /etc/samba/smb.conf


    Insert bellow words in bottom page of smb.conf

    comment = Share directory /root/Desktop
    read and write = yes
    locking = no
    path = /root/Desktop
    guest ok = yes


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5 comments to “How to Share Files Using Samba via Terminal”
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nice info ..this is my first time i visit your site..hope i can learn much on your site
regards

Anonymous said...
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Works! Really nice. The Samba applet thing on my openSUSE 10.3 is broken. So I really appreciate this!
Thank you.

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