Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

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Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by sersha » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:55 am

After the installation of Linux Mint Mate 19, sharing is not enabled by default.
# # if samba not installed, then:
sudo apt install samba

# # after that
sudo apt install caja-share

# # caja-share is for Mint Mate, use appropriate versions for other env
# # now folder /var/lib/samba/usershares is absent, create it

sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/usershares
sudo chgrp sambashare /var/lib/samba/usershares
sudo chmod 1770 /var/lib/samba/usershares

# # reboot, then right-click on a folder, select Sharing Options etc. Done!

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Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:15 pm

sersha wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:55 am
sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/usershares
Why on earth would you put a share inside /var/lib?

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Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by altair4 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:08 am

/var/lib/samba/usershares is where samba places share definitions when the share is created though file manager which caja-share in MATE facilitates.
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