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How to I open a file on a network drive

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 31, 2000 at 19:53 UTC ( #30570=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Aug 31, 2000 at 19:53 UTC
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Answer: How to I open a file on a network drive
contributed by fundflow

On Unix you need to mount the drive (e.g. via NFS) and put it on the directory tree. Then you'll have something like: /mnt/mountpath/file

On DOS/Windows, you can try: \\machine\drive\file and if your environment is set up fine it will work.


Answer: How to I open a file on a network drive
contributed by jreades

You don't say anything about what *kind* of network drive? Or even what kind of network?

In an ideal world you can mount shared directories and use them as you would a local fs...

It sounds like you probably can't do this so you might need to switch to treating the network as such and opening a connection to the remote fs.

Anyway, more information will help I'm sure.

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