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The Ubuntu equivalent of the Windows "Run" function?

Discussion in 'Linux (All Distros)' started by androidkaita, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. androidkaita

    androidkaita Drop The Gun

    I need to access my media server, and in windows all I have to do is go to run, then type in the iP address (Run->\\192.xxx.x.xx\public) and it opens my server in a new exporer window.

    How do I do this in Ubuntu?

    Thanks!
  2. ultimakillz

    ultimakillz Teh Fett Mawn

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    WATCH_DOGS on PS3
    have you tried accessing it through a web browser?
  3. MenaceInc

    MenaceInc Staff Member Staff Member

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    DARK SOULS on Xbox 360
    Fairly sure you can type in the address bar of the file explorer. Haven't used any GNU/Linux distros in quite a while though.
  4. slicer4ever

    slicer4ever Coding random shit

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    DARK SOULS on Xbox 360
    iirc, to mount a network file system in linux/ubuntu from terminal: mnt \\server\\folder, then it should be in the directory path of: /mnt/folder

    but it's been about a year since i messed with networking under linux, so i can't guarantee the info is 100%

    just in case menace's solution doesn't work, but ubuntu's file explorer is probably smart enough to recognize network path's in the address bar.
  5. androidkaita

    androidkaita Drop The Gun

    Thanks guys, I got it now!

    All I had to do was go to the "Home" folder then select network, and my fileserver was actually already listed there somehow!

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