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Re: viewing/editing files at SMB locations



Hi Peter, 

Thanks for the info. I guess it's just me then ;)

I am not familiar with SMB or Samba at all. Could you possibly
give me the guidelines for setting up an smbmount? I am not sure
how the whole process works ...

Thanks

Jason

On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 20:32, Peter Larsen wrote:
> > It seems as though the various programs I use to view/edit
> > files, such as Gedit or Vi, are not able to view or access files
> > at SMB locations. Can anyone recommend a good editor that can
> > both view and edit text files and RTF files at SMB locations?
> 
> Hmmm - I access several windows networks from several of my linux boxes, and
> never saw that problem?  What I do is smbmount the shares I need, and from
> then on, I never think of the data/files being on a windows network, linux
> or anything else. It's just a cd away, and all my programs sees the files as
> "usual".
> 
> Only windows (to my knowledge) has the idea of you needing to specify the
> physical aspect of a resource location. I like the way Unix has done this
> from the get-go - you don't care if your data is on one huge disk, several
> small ones, networked, memory based etc. - they are all part of the same
> logical structure. It's up to the drivers to find out what to do - not the
> application developer/user.
> 
> Best Regards
>   Peter Larsen




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