Translation of \\foo\bar links into smb://foo/bar links

David Faure faure at
Tue Jan 18 11:55:16 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 12:39, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> El Martes 18 Enero 2005 11:21, Thiago Macieira escribió:
> > David Faure wrote:
> > >But only in Konqueror, not in mails or in the file dialog, right?
> > >I think that's the point of the initial mail.
> >
> > It makes sense for kfile too, but not in emails. KMail currently doesn't
> > highlight \\server\share entries in emails. If it did, it could just as
> > well construct a smb:// URL. Emails in HTML should contain file://, which
> > will be converted when clicked.
> >
> > My point is: I don't think KURL is the right place for that. Those things
> > aren't URLs and aren't filenames either. Next, we'll want to
> > convert //server/share/ to smb:// as well, whereas that's a completely
> > valid path.
> Does the 'smb://' url work for you? If I try typing that in Konqueror 
> location bar, I get a listing of '/', while if I type 'smb:/' I get a list 
> of the shared directories of my local lan. Maybe someone substitution is 
> messing things up.

smb:// is invalid, you need to give it a host after it.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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