Access CIFS share on ASUS EeePad Transformer

I have bought an Asus EeePad Transformer to see what Android was (compared to all the iOS I had :). One of the thing I found missing (on 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2) was the ability to access CIFS (AKA SMB ou Windows) share. It’s quite a shame since you know Android and no more than a tweaked Linux kernel…

Anyway, after reading a whole pack of doc, I decided to go “rooting” my tablet. I don’t want to install a fully customized ROM (yet). For now, I will keep the stock Asus firmware but will add CIFS capabilities.

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Prevent .DS_Store on remote filesystems

Just a quick link to an Apple’s article which explains how to disable .DS_Store creation on remote filesystems. Quoting the online document: “This will affect the user’s interactions with SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV servers.

  • Open a Terminal ;
  • Run the following command :

    # defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

  • Restart or log-out / log-in.

That’s All Folks!