How do I share folders in Xubuntu like in Ubuntu? I found no settings or options to share folders on my network, I do have Samba installed. I don't know what else to try. Is there a command that I can try in terminal for Xubuntu? I do see my Xubuntu machine from other computers on my network, but shows empty when I access it on other computers. Ubuntu is more user friendly for such purpose.
Menu --> Settings --> Shared Folders
Install Samba (package name
system-config-samba). If you are using Xubuntu 13.10 then also install gksu. Then go to
Settings Manager -> Samba and add the desired shares.
Alternatively you can edit the
/etc/samba/smb.conf file and add something like this
[set share name here] path = set path here comment = set description here writeable = no browseable = yes read only = yes guest ok = yes
shares-admin (crashes) nor
system-config-samba (deprecated) work in recent Xubuntu releases. Other than in Nautilus we do not have an option to share directories from Thunar.
This apparently means that as of today we do not have a working graphical method to setup Samba shares in Xubuntu.
So after installing samba and defining a Samba user with:
sudo apt install samba sudo smbpasswd -a [user] ## [user] must already exist for Xubuntu
We can use the command
net usershare for adding directories. Because of better copy & paste ability I find it more convenient to create an entry in
[share name] path = full path to shared directory comment = optional description writeable = yes browseable = yes read only = yes guest ok = yes