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#1 2013-07-23 13:10:53

joril
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Registered: 2012-11-20
Posts: 5

Searching for files over Samba

Hi everyone!
What is the recommended way to search for files over Samba in XFCE/Thunar? I've tried Catfish and Gnome-search-tool but it looks like they are limited to scanning only the local files...
Thanks in advance!

(XFCE 4.10)

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#2 2013-07-23 15:59:12

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,125

Re: Searching for files over Samba

Catfish will search a remote share if you search it directly. Where are your remote shares being mounted? Specify that location as the search location.

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#3 2013-07-23 16:11:35

joril
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Registered: 2012-11-20
Posts: 5

Re: Searching for files over Samba

So I should open Catfish, press "folder -> Other" and type as location "smb://our_nas/public" ? (That's a QNAP that shares a folder via Samba)
I tried that, but when I press enter after having typed the location, nothing happens (actually the "open" button animates, but nothing else, the location window stays open).
Am I missing something?
(Catfish 0.3.2)

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#4 2013-07-23 19:22:04

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: Searching for files over Samba

When you mount an smb drive through Thunar, I believe it creates a mount point under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<username>/gvfs (as is the case in xubuntu 13.04). That would be the "Other" location you would select. The command "mount", after you have mounted the share in Thunar, would help identify that location.

Which distro are you using?

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#5 2013-07-24 07:09:08

joril
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Registered: 2012-11-20
Posts: 5

Re: Searching for files over Samba

I see, the "old" gvfs trick... I hoped there was something more userfriendly by now big_smile Many thanks for your help all the same! smile

(I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 btw)

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