Android Debug Bridge(ADB) is usually used for debugging android devices. I personally use it to move files arround because mounting your sdcard can sometimes be a bitch. moving files around in command line isn’t fun too imagine typing the following:
adb push bla /sdcard/ultRa\ Long\ Directory/AnOther\ Long\Directory/bla
not fun…. so to solve this problem i wrote ADBFS. With adbfs, i can simply drag and drop files as usual.
- *nix Os (or any os that support FUSE – i think windows has a port.. not sure)
- FUSE ( macfuse for mac users – windows, i don’t know.)
- android sdk from Android developers site
git clone email@example.com:isieo/adbFS.git . cd adbFS make mv adbfs <location of android sdk>/tools/adbfs
mkdir ~/mounted-adb adbfs mounted-adb
done! enjoy drag and drop without needing to “mount” your sdcard to your machine.
Note: adbfs can be very very slow at times, this is because your file manager is trying to access all the files to get data from it. ADB was never designed to do this so its not fast. Also this program is a proof-of-concept if anyone have a better implementation, please suggest.
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Very experimental =P its usable though i use this regularly to modify my playlist file.