[CentOS] OT? File order on CentOS/Samba server

Thu Jan 22 23:20:32 UTC 2009
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Miguel Medalha wrote:
>> If you are processing on the linux side and not via samba, and 
>> your program will take a list of files on the command line instead of 
>> groveling through the directory itself, you might simply start it with a 
>> wild-card filename on the command line.  The shell will sort the list as 
>> it expands it so programs see the sorted list.
> The processing is done via Samba. Acrobat Distiller is not simply 
> processing a list of files, it is consolidating a group of files onto a 
> single file, discarding repeated graphic objects and creating a single 
> subset of fonts from the various font subsets present on the original pages.

The quick/dirty fix might be to cifs-mount a windows directory where the 
linux side wants to see it and let the windows side work natively if 
that gives the behavior you want.  Using the automounter might help if 
the windows side is not always available.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com