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In windows you can refer to the path to the network drive, like //server/folder/ wherever you need to access it. On OSX we have been able to access the network drive by mounting it first, but I was wondering if it was possible to skip that step and reference the network location without mapping it on the OSX machine?

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You can access it without mounting by using smbclient which would feel similar to a ftp client.


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Thanks, I will check this out. – Patrick May 31 '12 at 16:38

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