On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 12:13:24 -0500 Michael Powell <nightre...@hotmail.com> replied:
>carmel_ny wrote: > >> I was attempting to create this entry in the /etc/fstab file. It is >> to a WinXP machine. >> >> //u...@bios/My Documents /laptop smbfs rw,noauto 0 0 >> >> It fails because 'fstab' does not allow embedded spaces in device >> names, not does it allow enclosing the name in quotes. >> >> I did some Googling and discovered that I am not the only one annoyed >> by this behavior. I discovered this patch that had been submitted >> awhile ago. >> >> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-bugs/2007-October/026469.html >> >> Changing the share name is not really an option. Is there some way of >> making this work in 'fstab'? I can use the name including spaces in >> 'mount_smbfs' so that is how I am currently mounting the share. It >> just seems strange that 'fstab' by not accepting the use of quoting >> is not in step with how FreeBSD usually operates. >> > >Don't know if this works for fstab, but the normal way to escape >spaces is with a \, like this: > >//u...@bios/My\ Documents /laptop smbfs rw,noauto 0 0 > >May not work in fstab but you can try it and see. Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, it doesn't work either. -- Jerry ges...@yahoo.com |::::======= |::::======= |=========== |=========== | The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance money. Sherlock Holmes _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"