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Linux Share To Windows

Post by HeatOfLisboa67 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:13 pm

Ok, so I've created a shared folder from Windows to Linux now I want one the other way. I have been following this tutorial and I'm stuck. It says to scroll to the bottom to enter the next part but it won't let me scroll down any know what I'm doing wrong? I'm on the 2nd last instruction of the tutorial ... Must be an easier way surely like a Linux version of EZ File Explorer? Hope so, Thanks for your help :)

Tutorial:

https://www.howtogeek.com/176471/how-to ... and-linux/

Where i am currently at:

Scroll down to the end of the file and add these lines:

[<folder_name>] path = /home/<user_name>/<folder_name> available = yes valid users = <user_name> read only = no browsable = yes public = yes writable = yes
Obviously, you’ll need to replace some of the values with your personal settings. It should look something like this:

This where I'm at on Terminal and it won't let me scroll to the end to input next entry hmm:

# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
#
#
# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options most of which
# are not shown in this example
#
# Some options that are often worth tuning have been included as
# commented-out examples in this file.
# - When such options are commented with ";", the proposed setting
# differs from the default Samba behaviour
# - When commented with "#", the proposed setting is the default
# behaviour of Samba but the option is considered important
# enough to be mentioned here
#
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command
# "testparm" to check that you have not made any basic syntactic
# errors.

#======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]

## Browsing/Identification ###
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Re: Linux Share To Windows

Post by altair4 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:36 pm

I looked at the HowTo in the link. There is a special place in hell for HowTo writers who tell new users to use vi as an editor.

It appears that you use KDE which I do not use myself but open a terminal ( konsole in KDE ) and run:

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kdesudo kate /etc/samba/smb.conf
And just add the following to the end of the file:

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[<folder_name>] 
path = /home/<user_name>/<folder_name> 
available = yes 
valid users = <user_name> 
read only = no 
browsable = yes 
public = yes 
writable = yes
Some of those lines are redundant but samba is forgiving.
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