Students and collaborators at the University of Fribourg have access to a very fast and high quality scanner: the printer and photo coyp machine in the A100 hall at Pérolles II. Simply push the button „Scan“, then choose the „scan to file“ option (in the middle) and follow the instructions (choose pdf or tiff, set resolution, color etc). The scans are then stored in a folder that can be accessed using samba.
To access the scans, a samba client is necessary. Under Linux kbear or the command line interface smbclient can be used. For the command line interface, type the following command (replace
smbclient //admpr07/FILE_SHARE -U
After, the same commands as in the terminal ftp client can be used, i.e.
get to download a file,
mget to download multiple files (e.g.
cd to navigate and
del to remove a file (which is recommended at the end, as everybody has access to the folder).
If smbclient is not installed, you will first have to install it. Under ubuntu this can be done by typing
sudo apt-get install smbclient.
If you want to access the files using your own machine or from at home, you will have to connect using VPN.