# Thread: use a file off a network?

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1. ## use a file off a network?

Hi,
I'd like to know if it is possible to use a file off a network share (smbfs) the same way that you can do in windows via the \\hostname\share\path\to\file.

I've tried doing things like:

Code:
cat //hostname/share/path/to/file
cat smbfs://hostname/share/path/to/file
but these just don't seem to work.

Is there a way of doing this without mounting first?

2. If you are not able to access unmounted dirs locally under Linux, why would that be possible remotely?

3. mount the directory first then use cat

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