In Transfer files to/from Android 6 via USB under Devuan/Debian it was detailed how to setup both Devuan & the Android smartphone as to import/export files between the two devices. In this post, a script is given to quickly one-touch files from the phone to a designated directory in the desktop.
The script below will need saving into a file called
~/Personal/copyFromPhone. You will then need to:-
:~$ chmod +x ~/Personal/copyFromPhone :~$ ls -al ~/Personal/copyFromPhone -rwxr-xr-x 1 user user 1857 Aug 8 21:18 /home/user/Personal/copyFromPhone
The script is launched as
:~$ Personal/copyFromPhone. The values $CAMERA, $FUSERMOUNT, … , $MOUNTPOINT will all need checking. $LOCAL + $MOUNTDIR are almost certainly wrong as provided for any specific user.
The major problem I had was ‘device is busy’ reports on attempted unmount at end of script. Using the unmount command from terminal always worked (
fusermount -u /media/user/disk), but I added the ‘lazy unmount’ option to try to get rid of that.
#!/bin/bash # # ~/Personal/copyFromPhone # # Copy photos from phone to ~/Personal # # 2018-08-08 started GENERAL_ERROR=1 NOT_A_DIR=66 ALREADY_MOUNTED=67 # Internal variables # Change these to match your own system CAMERA="Internal storage/DCIM/Camera" FUSERMOUNT="/bin/fusermount" JMTPFS="/usr/bin/jmtpfs" LOCAL="/home/user/Personal" MOUNTDIR="/media/user/disk" MOUNTPOINT="/bin/mountpoint" # pre-checks # $MOUNTDIR needs to pre-exist, but $CAMERA must not yet be mounted if [ ! -d "$MOUNTDIR" ] # file is NOT a directory then echo "ERROR: The directory '$MOUNTDIR' does NOT exist" echo "('$MOUNTDIR' used as mount-point for camera/phone)" exit $NOT_A_DIR else if $MOUNTPOINT -q "$MOUNTDIR" then echo "ERROR: Cannot continue; something is mounted at '$MOUNTDIR'" echo "(If camera, unmount using 'fusermount -u $MOUNTDIR', then try again)" exit $ALREADY_MOUNTED fi fi # Show summary of action echo "!! REMEMBER TO UNLOCK SCREEN !!" echo -n "Mount phone at '$MOUNTDIR'; copy files at 'phone:$CAMERA' to '$LOCAL'. " # Give option to drop-out of script read -p "Continue? (y/n): " -n 1 -r echo # move to a new line if [[ $REPLY =~ ^[Yy]$ ]] then echo "Script continues…" else echo "Script abandoned." exit 0 fi # OK; ready to go... # 1. mount the phone # 2. copy files to desktop # 3. unmount the phone if ! $JMTPFS "$MOUNTDIR" then echo "Error whilst mounting the phone/camera" exit $GENERAL_ERROR fi ls "$MOUNTDIR/$CAMERA/"* if ! cp "$MOUNTDIR/$CAMERA/"* "$LOCAL/" then echo "Error whilst copying $MOUNTDIR/$CAMERA/* to '$LOCAL/'" fi if ! $FUSERMOUNT -uz "$MOUNTDIR" then echo "Error whilst unmounting phone/camera using '$FUSERMOUNT -uz $MOUNTDIR'" exit $GENERAL_ERROR fi exit 0