SOLVED smbclient in bash script
I have googled this subject extensively and found several examples where authors have advised that using variables IS possible in a smbclient command string (using -c). Although this MAY work from terminal it is not working for me within a bash script.
Here is what I am trying to do: retrieve a log file from a windows machine on my LAN and copy the contents to a file on my linux box called "abclog.txt".
Here is my bash script with an example of what DOES work and what does not.
The problem in example 2 is that smbclient simply looks for something called $DIRECTORY instead of interpreting the variable as defined. Is there a way to overcome this or perhaps a suggestion for a different approach ?
FILENAME='"ABC logname '$DATE'.log"'
#EXAMPLE 1 - this DOES work
smbclient -A authfile //windows_machine_IP/C$ -c 'cd \\ABC\"ABC Logs"\Logs; get "ABC Logs 20121231.log" abclog.txt'
#EXAMPLE 2 - this does NOT work
smbclient -A authfile //windows_machine_IP/C$ -c 'cd \$DIRECTORY; get $FILENAME abclog.txt'
Thanks for suggestions.