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Sambal is a ruby samba client

Quite a bit of code was borrowed from - Thanks!


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'sambal'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install sambal


A working installation of samba, specifically the "smbclient" command line utility. See for more information. On a mac this can be installed through homebrew, like this:

brew install samba

On Linux (Ubuntu) it's as easy as:

apt-get install smbclient

It should be available in a similar way on all major Linux distributions.

If you happen to be running NixOS or at least the Nix package manager you could just use the default.nix file in this repo. That should also set you up for running the tests (which require samba).


client = 'WORKGROUP', host: '', share: '', user: 'guest', password: '--no-pass', port: 445) # returns hash of files
client.put("local_file.txt","remote_file.txt") # uploads file to server
client.exists?("remote_file.txt") # checks if file is on server
client.put_content("My content here", "remote_file") # uploads content to a file on server
client.get("remote_file.txt", "local_file.txt") # downloads file from server
client.del("remote_file.txt") # deletes files from server
client.exists?("some_directory") # checks if directory is on server"some_directory") # changes directory on server
client.close # closes connection


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request