…we were also thinking about some functionality that would allow you to Upload a ZIP/TAR file into Alfresco where the server would automatically expand the file and recreate its contents and structure as folders and files in the repository. However once FTP and CIFS were added as features, this idea dropped down the priority list, but it's certainly something that's possible and someone out there could add the feature if it was considered useful…
Ok - sorry, I think I used the term "import" incorrectly.
I have a directory on the file system in which I have documents that I share with my team. I would like to move this directory, its subdirectories and any content into Alfresco. Instead of using the GUI to "Add Content" for each document and create a space for each subdirectory, is there a way to quickly add this directory and subdirectories to Alfresco ?
The Alfresco CIFS server works on Windows, linux, Solaris, Mac OS X. On the Unix type platforms the CIFS server uses Java socket based code whereas on Windows it defaults to using JNI code so that it can co-exist with the existing Windows file server.
To connect a linux client you can mount a share using the smbfs filesystem :-
mount -t smbfs -o username=…,password=… //srvname/Alfresco /mnt/alfresco