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smbnetfs − User-space filesystem for SMB/NMB (Windows) network servers and shares


usage: smbnetfs mountpoint [options]

general options:

mount options

−h −−help

print help

−V −−version

print version

SMBNetFS options:

path to config (~/.smb/smbnetfs.conf)

−o smbnetfs_debug=N

SMBNetFS debug level (N<=10)

−o smb_debug_level=N

Samba debug level (N<=10)

−o log_file=PATH

File to store SMBNetFS debug messages

−o local_charset=CHARSET

Local charset (autodetected)

−o samba_charset=CHARSET

Charset used by samba (utf-8)

−o use_libsecret=BOOL

Enable/disable usage of libsecret as a password storage

−o libsecret_timeout=T

auth retrieving timeout from libsecret base (500ms)

−o max_rw_block_size=N

Maximum size of r/w block in Kb (autodetected)

−o smb_tree_scan_period=T

Period of scanning samba network tree (300s)

−o smb_tree_elements_ttl=T

TTL of scanned elements in samba tree (900s)

−o smb_query_browsers=BOOL

Enable/disable scanning of samba tree (on)

−o smb_timeout=T

Samba reply timeout (20000ms))

−o show_$_shares=BOOL

Enable/disable showing of hidden shares (off)

−o show_hidden_hosts=BOOL

See in documentation (off)

−o free_space_size=N

Free space size in pages (0)

−o quiet_flag=BOOL

Do not fail on chown/chgroup (on)

−o neg_cache=BOOL

Enable/disable negative cache (on)

−o neg_cache_timeout=T

Negative cache records expiration time (3000ms)

−o stat_workaround_depth=N

konquerror and gnome terminal hack (3)

−o time_step=T

Scheduler sleep interval (10s)

−o config_update_period=T

Configuration update interval (300s)

−o max_ctx_count=N

Maximum number of children processes (15)

−o max_retry_count=N

Number of retries before fail (2)

−o listen_timeout=T

Child process inactivity timeout (300s)

−o reply_timeout=T

Child process reply timeout (30s)

−o max_passwd_query_count=N

See in documentation (10)

FUSE options:
−d −o

enable debug output (implies −f)


foreground operation


disable multi−threaded operation

−o allow_other

allow access to other users

−o allow_root

allow access to root

−o auto_unmount

auto unmount on process termination

−o nonempty

allow mounts over non−empty file/dir

−o default_permissions

enable permission checking by kernel

−o fsname=NAME

set filesystem name

−o subtype=NAME

set filesystem type

−o large_read

issue large read requests (2.4 only)

−o max_read=N

set maximum size of read requests

−o hard_remove

immediate removal (don’t hide files)

−o use_ino

let filesystem set inode numbers

−o readdir_ino

try to fill in d_ino in readdir

−o direct_io

use direct I/O

−o kernel_cache

cache files in kernel

−o [no]auto_cache

enable caching based on modification times (off)

−o umask=M

set file permissions (octal)

−o uid=N

set file owner

−o gid=N

set file group

−o entry_timeout=T

cache timeout for names (1.0s)

−o negative_timeout=T

cache timeout for deleted names (0.0s)

−o attr_timeout=T

cache timeout for attributes (1.0s)

−o ac_attr_timeout=T

auto cache timeout for attributes (attr_timeout)

−o noforget

never forget cached inodes

−o remember=T

remember cached inodes for T seconds (0s)

−o nopath

don’t supply path if not necessary

−o intr

allow requests to be interrupted

−o intr_signal=NUM

signal to send on interrupt (10)

−o modules=M1[:M2...]

names of modules to push onto filesystem stack

−o max_write=N

set maximum size of write requests

−o max_readahead=N

set maximum readahead

−o max_background=N

set number of maximum background requests

−o congestion_threshold=N

set kernel’s congestion threshold

−o async_read

perform reads asynchronously (default)

−o sync_read

perform reads synchronously

−o atomic_o_trunc

enable atomic open+truncate support

−o big_writes

enable larger than 4kB writes

−o no_remote_lock

disable remote file locking

−o no_remote_flock

disable remote file locking (BSD)

−o no_remote_posix_lock

disable remove file locking (POSIX)

−o [no_]splice_write

use splice to write to the fuse device

−o [no_]splice_move

move data while splicing to the fuse device

−o [no_]splice_read

use splice to read from the fuse device

Module options:

original encoding of file names (default: UTF-8)

−o to_code=CHARSET

new encoding of the file names (default: UTF-8)


prepend this directory to all paths (mandatory)

−o [no]rellinks

transform absolute symlinks to relative


Please create configuration directory ~/.smb. This directory should contain at least two files: smb.conf and smbnetfs.conf. You may copy smb.conf from the /etc/samba directory. You can find a sample of smbnetfs.conf in the /etc directory.


This manual page was written by Varun Hiremath <varunhiremath@gmail.com> and lately updated by Mikhail Kshevetskiy <mikhail.kshevetskiy@gmail.com>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).