created_at2022-05-21 07:56:44.809875
updated_at2024-04-11 12:47:51.790478
descriptionRust client library for SMB 2/3 based on libsmbclient.
Christian Visintin (veeso)




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~ A Rust client library for SMB ~

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Developed by @veeso

Current version: 0.2.6 (11/04/2024)

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About Pavão 🦚

Pavão (/pɐ.ˈvɐ̃w̃/) is a Rust client library for SMB version 2 and 3 which exposes type-safe functions to interact with the C libsmbclient.

Pavão |> Pavé |> Animal Crossing |> Carnival |> Rio De Janeiro |> Samba |> SMB

SMB Rust client for Windows

SMB is natively supported on Windows by the fs module. If you're looking on how to use SMB on Windows with Rust, please check out this article or consider adopting remotefs-smb.

Get started 🏁

Add pavao to your Cargo.toml 🦀

pavao = "0.2"

Install pavao C dependencies on your system 🖥️

MacOS 🍎

Install samba with brew:

brew install samba

Debian based systems 🐧

Install libsmbclient with apt:

apt install -y libsmbclient-dev libsmbclient

⚠️ libsmbclient-dev is required only on the machine where you build the application

RedHat based systems 🐧

Install libsmbclient with dnf:

dnf install libsmbclient-devel libsmbclient

⚠️ libsmbclient-devel is required only on the machine where you build the application

Build from sources 📁

Install libsmbclient building from sources:

wget -O samba.tar.gz
mkdir -p samba/
tar  xzvf samba.tar.gz -C samba/ --strip-components=1
rm samba.tar.gz
cd samba/
make install
cd ..
rm -rf samba/

Create a pavao application

use pavao::{SmbClient, SmbCredentials, SmbOptions, SmbOpenOptions};

// Initialize a new client
let client = SmbClient::new(
// do anything you want here with client
let mut file = client.open_with("/abc/test.txt", SmbOpenOptions::default().read(true)).unwrap();
// read file...
// disconnect from server

Run examples

Two examples are provided along with this repository and can be found under the examples/ directory.

The tree example can be used to get a fs tree of the smb share and can be run with:

cargo run --example tree -- -u <username> -w <workspace> -s <share> -P <password> smb://<hostname>

while the transfer example shows how to write a file to the remote host and can be run with:

cargo run --example transfer -- -i <file_on_local> -o <file_to_write> -u <username> -w <workspace> -s <share> -P <password> smb://<hostname>

Documentation 📚

The developer documentation can be found on Rust Docs at

Support the developer ☕

If you like Pavão and you're grateful for the work I've done, please consider a little donation 🥳

You can make a donation with one of these platforms:

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Contributing and issues 🤝🏻

Contributions, bug reports, new features and questions are welcome! 😉 If you have any question or concern, or you want to suggest a new feature, or you want just want to improve pavao, feel free to open an issue or a PR.

Please follow our contributing guidelines

Changelog ⏳

View Pavão's changelog HERE

License 📃

Pavão is licensed under the GPLv3 license.

You can read the entire license HERE

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