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This is probably a super simple question, but googles failing me.

In windows, I can map a network drive, and point it to "\\sample_folder" and it works just fine. On my Ubuntu machine, I have no idea how to perform this task.

Ideally I would like to mount it for future usage, as its going to be a pretty integral part of my workflow for a long time to come.

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I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for or not.

If you open Nautilus (the default file manager in Ubuntu) and go to Go -> Network.

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Then press Ctrl+L. Then you can enter a network address.

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Please correct me if this doesn't help.

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Ah yes, i do know how to do this in the gui, but im specifically looking for terminal commands to use, i appreciate the effort displayed in the answer though! – RedactedProfile Mar 8 '13 at 16:08

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