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ishcoleobo
I just wanted to know if there was a way to view the files and folders of a windows computer in the linux TERMINAL. I need to backup my linux server daily to another windows computer on the network, and I would like to use the "cp -r -u /old /backup" command so it wouldn't re-write every file.

Thanks for your help,
Russell
hughesjr
What you need to do is set up samba on the linux machine. In RedHat you install the following packages:

redhat-config-samba - Samba server configuration tool
samba - The Samba SMB server.
samba-client - Samba (SMB) client programs.
samba-common - Files used by both Samba servers and clients.
ishcoleobo
That wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I know what samba is, what I need is to see them in terminal.
hughesjr
after you have samba installed ... you can open a terminal window on the linux PC ... mount a windows share from your linux computer ... and copy files to and from the windows computer just like it was any other partition in the linux file system...
ishcoleobo
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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