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Smbget(1) Smbget(1)


smbget - wget-like utility for download files over SMB


smbget [-a,--guest] [-r,--resume] [-R,--recursive] [-u,--username=STRING] [-p,--password=STRING] [-w,--workgroup=STRING] [-n,--nonprompt] [-d,--debuglevel=INT] [-D,--dots] [-P,--keep-permissions] [-o,--outputfile] [-f,--rcfile] [-q,--quiet] [-v,--verbose] [-b,--blocksize] [-?,--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, --username=STRING
Username to use

-p, --password=STRING
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

-P, --keep-permissions
Set same permissions on local file as are set on remote file.

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

-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 overriden 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

Smb Urls

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 correct for version 3.0 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.

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