My wife and I each have our computer, plus there’s the old one in the basement that I use for recording projects (no kitchen computer, though!)
The one computer runs a modern flavor of Linux; the one in the basement runs an older flavor of Linux and I’ve cannibalized the CD-ROM out of it so I currently can’t install new programs from its installation CDs; and the other one runs Windows 95.
Sometimes it’s a challenge getting these computers to all be on speaking terms with each other!
The other night, I recorded a tape of my wife’s late grandmother reading James Whitcomb Riley, and rather than copy it up to the Windows 95 machine to burn a CD, I wanted to put it on the newer Linux box first, since I have a newer version of the Audacity sound editor there that has a noise eliminator filter I wanted to try out.
The basement computer makes available an SMB share that I usually access from Windows 95. I thought there should be some command-line smb* command that would get me the recording file off the other computer’s share point.
There is: it’s smbget, and here’s how I used it:
Then it prompted me for username and password (and maybe workgroup? Though it defaulted to the right one).