Has anybody successfully cloned GIT repository to Ubuntu from a SAMBA network share?

I have access over file manager and can ls over command line, but cannot clone

Also, in git cola, qgit and gitg I cannot see mounted SAMBA network share.

  • what error are you getting trying to clone of the git repository, and what's the command you're running?
    – jelmer
    Feb 24, 2014 at 21:06

2 Answers 2


Use this manual (section 'Connecting using CIFS') to mount remote repository: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba/SambaClientGuide

sudo mount -t cifs //IP_ADDRESS/git/repo.git ~/git/mnt/repo.git -o username=samba_user,noexec


git clone ~/git/mnt/repo.git/

Another way to do this would be to clone gvfs user-mounts

git clone /run/user/<username>/gvfs/path_to_repo/repo.git

This avoids mounting issues

See also: Where can I find the mount point for SMB shares in 13.04?

  • With samba, I could do it by directly by accessing the samba project files from the local. Did not need to clone the repo.
    – maan81
    Aug 13, 2017 at 5:33
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    Worked fine for me, but later I failed to push.
    – Mefitico
    Aug 12, 2020 at 18:53

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