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smbget (1)


smbget - like utility for download files over SMB


smbget [-a, --guest] [-r, --resume] [-R, --recursive]
[-U, --user=STRING] [-w, --workgroup=STRING] [-n, --nonprompt]
[-d, --debuglevel=INT] [-D, --dots] [-o, --outputfile] [-f, --rcfile]
[-q, --quiet] [-v, --verbose] [-b, --blocksize] [-O, --stdout]
[-u, --update] [-?, --help] [--usage] {smb://host/share/path/to/file}
[smb://url2/] [...]


SMBGET(1)                        User Commands                       SMBGET(1)

       smbget - wget-like utility for download files over SMB

       smbget [-a, --guest] [-r, --resume] [-R, --recursive]
        [-U, --user=STRING] [-w, --workgroup=STRING] [-n, --nonprompt]
        [-d, --debuglevel=INT] [-D, --dots] [-o, --outputfile] [-f, --rcfile]
        [-q, --quiet] [-v, --verbose] [-b, --blocksize] [-O, --stdout]
        [-u, --update] [-?, --help] [--usage] {smb://host/share/path/to/file}
        [smb://url2/] [...]

       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

       smbget is a simple utility with wget-like semantics, that can download
       files from SMB servers. You can specify the files you would like to
       download on the command-line.

       The files should be in the smb-URL standard, e.g. use
       smb://host/share/file for the UNC path \\\\HOST\\SHARE\\file.

       -a, --guest
           Work as user guest

       -r, --resume
           Automatically resume aborted files

       -R, --recursive
           Recursively download files

       -U, --user=username[%password]
           Username (and password) to use

       -w, --workgroup=STRING
           Workgroup to use (optional)

       -n, --nonprompt
           Don't ask anything (non-interactive)

       -d, --debuglevel=INT
           Debuglevel to use

       -D, --dots
           Show dots as progress indication

       -o, --outputfile
           Write the file that is being downloaded to the specified file. Can
           not be used together with -R.

       -O, --stdout
           Write the file that is being downloaded to standard output.

       -f, --rcfile
           Use specified rcfile. This will be loaded in the order it was
           specified - e.g. if you specify any options before this one, they
           might get overridden by the contents of the rcfile.

       -q, --quiet
           Be quiet

       -v, --verbose
           Be verbose

       -b, --blocksize
           Number of bytes to download in a block. Defaults to 64000.

       -?, --help
           Show help message

           Display brief usage message

       -u, --update
           Download only when remote file is newer than local file or local
           file is missing.

           This command line parameter requires the remote server support the
           UNIX extensions or that the SMB3 protocol has been selected.
           Requests that the connection be encrypted. Negotiates SMB
           encryption using either SMB3 or POSIX extensions via GSSAPI. Uses
           the given credentials for the encryption negotiation (either
           kerberos or NTLMv1/v2 if given domain/username/password triple.
           Fails the connection if encryption cannot be negotiated.

       SMB URL's should be specified in the following format:


           smb:// means all the workgroups

           smb://name/ means, if name is a workgroup, all the servers in this workgroup, or if name is a server, all the shares on this server.

           # Recursively download 'src' directory
           smbget -R smb://rhonwyn/jelmer/src
           # Download FreeBSD ISO and enable resuming
           smbget -r smb://rhonwyn/isos/FreeBSD5.1.iso
           # Recursively download all ISOs
           smbget -Rr smb://rhonwyn/isos
           # Backup my data on rhonwyn
           smbget -Rr smb://rhonwyn/

       Permission denied is returned in some cases where the cause of the
       error is unknown (such as an illegally formatted smb:// url or trying
       to get a directory without -R turned on).

       This man page is part of version 4.13.14 of the Samba suite.

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
       Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

       The smbget manpage was written by Jelmer Vernooij.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | service/network/samba |
       |Stability      | Volatile              |

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.samba.org/.

Samba 4.13.14                     12/22/2021                         SMBGET(1)