tony baldwin

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jmtpfs: Exchanging files between Android devices and Linux

mlcastle:

If you want to transfer media between your Android device and your computer, you have to use MTP. Apparently, Windows ships with support for this, and Google makes OS X drivers freely available, but you’re on your own if you want to talk to a GNU/Linux machine.

There’s a library called libmtp for this and a FUSE module called mtpfs. But it doesn’t work very well.

Instead, use jmtpfs. It seems to be much more stable and performant. Try it!


What?
I just plug the phone in and the sdcard automatically mounts, like any other usb device.
If I’m away from the computer, I can also use an android ftp client and swap files around.
Failing those two options, I can remove the sdcard and use an scard reader.
So many very simple options. No worries.
  1. n8han said: It just works in Ubuntu. Or it works a little weirdly so that I knew it was not USB, but it did work.
  2. tonybaldwin reblogged this from mlcastle and added:
    What? I just plug the phone in and the sdcard automatically mounts, like any other usb device. If I’m away from the...
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