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

Richard Smith kde at
Tue Jan 18 21:00:29 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 18:25, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 January 2005 2:20 pm, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> > If you want that, you might add a special hack in the file slave that
> > redirects to smb: if it doesn't find a file.
> That seems really weird - any non-existant file will search the network?

You could combine the non-existent test with a test for starts-with-\\...

> A URL pointing at a file should never start with \\, right? So, why
> couldn't you test on that?

# mkdir '/\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc'
$ konqueror 'file:///\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc'

Works for me. Takes me to /\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc/, just as 
it should.

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