Sharing files between Linux and Windows

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Wed Jul 6 06:23:08 UTC 2016

The following mount command mounts a cifs file system, I.E. your Windows 
share, under the mount point called note.
The share is called bid and the user is also called bid.
One is prompted for a password when the mount is envoced, but there are 
ways to automate this.
mount -tcifs //  note -o username=bid
I would really not use NFS as suggested by someone on the list, as it is 
not verry secure and SAMBA works well.
HTH, Willem

On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, John J. Boyer wrote:

> I'm going to set up a folder called c:\share on my Windows machine. I
> want to set up a device on my Linux machine which is connected with this
> folder over my LAN. I know that this can be done, because I had
> something similar at one time. However, i'm not certain how to do it
> again. If I remember, it just took an entry in fstab and an entry in
> /dev. Thanks.
> John
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