adding windows share in /etc/fstab

jsabo

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Hi guys

forgive me for asking this question, but i am at my wits end.
I have a windows share i want to add to my /etc/fstab file. But there is spaces in the file path and linux doesn't like the spaces, so it won't mount the filesystem.
example:
\\<server name>\path\to\file name with spaces /path/to/mount/point cifs etc...

it's the 'file name with spaces' that it won't read.
now i tried to encapsulate the path in quotes as thus:
"\\<server name>\path\to\file name with spaces" /path/to/mount/point cifs etc...
but that didn't work. Then i tried putting \040 in the spaces, but because the '\' is the same as the rest of the path, it didn't work either.

\\<server name>\path\to\file\040name\040with\040spaces /path/to/mount/point cifs etc...
So i am looking for help with this. i know there must be a way, i just can't see it.

my system is currently running RHEL 7.6

thank you in advance
 


I've never done this, so I'm *kinda* guessing. I'd try the quotes elsewhere in the line. Eg.

Code:
/path/to/"file name with spaces"
 
I've never done this, so I'm *kinda* guessing. I'd try the quotes elsewhere in the line. Eg.

Code:
/path/to/"file name with spaces"
Thanks. at this point i'll try anything. let you know if it works
 
Using spaces in directory and file names is just wrong, it causes all kinds of problems. Just because it lets you use spaces doesn't make it a good idea. Replace the spaces with underscores.

--glenn
 
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Moving this to Command Line.

Cheers

Wizard
 

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