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Smb4K is an open source SMB and CIFS share browser for KDE and other Linux desktops

Monday, January 14, 2013

smb4k_logoSmb4K is an advanced network neighborhood browser for KDE and a frontend to the programs of the Samba software suite.

Its purpose is to provide a program that's easy to use and has as many features as possible.

Smb4k uses the Samba software suite to access the SMB and CIFS shares of the local network neighborhood.

Its purpose is to provide a program that's easy to use and has as many features as possible.


    Scanning for (active) workgroups, hosts, and shares
    Support of the CIFS (Linux) and SMBFS (FreeBSD) file system
    Mounting and unmounting of shares (using the KAuth framework)
    Access to the files of a mounted share using a file manager or terminal
    Auto-detection of external mounts and unmounts
    Remounting of previously used shares on program start
    Miscellaneous infos about remote network items and mounted shares
    Network search
    WINS server support
    Preview of the contents of a share
    Several methods to look up the initial list of workgroups and domains
    Default login
    Special handling of homes shares
    Ability to bookmark favorite shares and organize them in groups
    System tray widget
    Support of advanced Samba options
    Support of printer shares
    KWallet support
    Synchronization of a remote share with a local copy and vice versa
    Ability to define custom options for individual servers and shares
    Laptop support through the Solid hardware device framework

smb4k configuration_authentication


To compile Smb4K 1.0.x, you need under both Linux and FreeBSD:

    CMake (>= 2.6)
    GNU Compiler Collection (g++) (>= 4.0)

It depends on the following libraries:
    kdelibs and kdebase-runtime (>= 4.4.0)
    Qt (>= 4.7.0)
    X.org or XFree86
    an implementation of the C library

For a proper operation, you also need:
    Samba (3.x, 3.4.0 or later recommended)
    GNU grep
    GNU awk (gawk) or similar
    GNU sed
    GNU findutils (xargs)
    Support of the /proc file system compiled into your kernel (Linux)

To enable full functionality, you may also want to install these programs:
Compilation and Installation
To configure, compile and install Smb4K 0.10.x and above follow the steps below. Make sure, you have read the Requirements page before you start.
Download the version of Smb4K you are interested in and extract the source tarball:
$ tar xvfj smb4k-x.y.z.tar.bz2
Replace x.y.z with the version number. Change into the source code directory and create a build directory:
$ cd smb4k-x.y.z
$ mkdir build

Change into the build directory and configure the source:
$ cd build
$ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..

If you want to compile Smb4K with debug symbols, replace Release by Debug. Since version 1.0.0, you can install the header files by setting the -DINSTALL_HEADER_FILES=yes argument.
Now compile and install Smb4K:
$ make && sudo make install
If you want to be able to remove Smb4K with your package manager later on, use checkinstall instead of make install. The package should be present in your distribution's repository:
$ make && sudo checkinstall
smb4k configuration_custom_options

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