Sending files over Samba with command line

I was wondering if there is a way to use Samba to send items to a client machine via the command line (I need to send the files from the Samba server). I know I could always use scp but first I was wondering if there is a way to do it with Samba. Thanks!

Asked By: t0xic


Use smbclient, a program that comes with Samba:

$ smbclient //server/share -c 'cd c:/remote/path ; put local-file'

There are many flags, such as -U to allow the remote user name to be different from the local one.

On systems that split Samba into multiple binary packages, you may have the Samba servers installed yet still be missing smbclient. In such a case, check your package repository for a package named smbclient, samba-client, or similar.

Answered By: Warren Young

Really working will be this:

$ smbclient //server/share -c 'cd c:/remote/path ; put local-file remote-file'

local-file – file from local machine

remote-file – copy to this file on remote machine

Answered By: Jack Belowzerooff

Another way if the share is already mounted by fuse

If you are running some desktop with shares already mounted by nautilus, caja or any other file manager, you could be using fuse (instead of smbclient).

If so, you may find some mountpoints at:

ls -l /run/user/$UID/gvfs/
drwx------ 1 charlie charlie 0 Feb  2 10:04 smb-share:server=hostname,share=documents

Yes this is a mountpoint!

df -h /run/user/$UID/gvfs/*
Filesystem      Size   Used  Avail  Use% Mounted on
gvfsd-fuse      16.2T  3.6T  12.6T   59% /run/user/1000/gvfs

And you could use it as a regular filesystem.

cp $HOME/myfile 
Answered By: techno

curl supports the smb v1 protocol since v7.40:

curl --upload-file /path/to/file.ext  -u 'DOMAINUsername' smb://

SMB v1 is not available by default in Windows anymore so this won’t work with current Windows shares in their default configuration.

Answered By: eadmaster

smbclient Version 4.9.5-Debian and curl 7.64.0 didn’t work for me (Linux kali 4.19.0-kali4-amd64)

This did:

smbmap -H server -u username -p password --upload local-filename share\remote-filename
Answered By: chefarov

The easiest way I found is using smbget

smbget smb://PATH/TO/FILE/test.txt

If authentication is needed (if password is not provided, it will prompt for password):

smbget smb://PATH/TO/FILE/test.txt -U ""

You can also specify where to save the file and the name of the file after copy:

smbget smb://PATH/TO/FILE/test.txt -U "" -o /LINUX/PATH/remote_test_file
Answered By: LoMaPh

I did lot of research and finally I was successful to transfer file using below command through shell file in one shot.

smbclient -m smb2 '//' -U domxyz/xyz%password123 -c 'cd "FOLDER 1/FOLDER 2/" ; put FILE1.xlsx'
Answered By: Dinanath Parit