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Perl – Filesys::SmbClient and Tie

We recently had need to grab a small file from a machine (network management devices running NT4 client) to a Perl script. We can’t make changes on these clients but the file is available on a network share.
Enter the Filesys::SmbClient module, the documentation of which shows the use of a Tie that would make reading the file much easier. The example however does not pass any parameters like login credentials.

Below are a couple of examples on how to make this work:

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