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Re: can I access SD card in cell phone?

On Friday 25 September 2015 20:48:18 Li Wei wrote:
> Thanks!
> but I'm in China and linuxmanagers.blogspot.com seems blocked
Here is the relevant text (minus any propaganda;):
Transferring files between your Linux box and your Android device
There are a few ways to share files over wifi between your Linux machine and 
your Android device. The first method I used was to set up a web server on my 
CentOS box and then browse to it on the Android. This wasn't an ideal 
solution for a number of reasons, one being that the transfer worked in only 
one direction (from the web server to the Android) and the second being it 
was a solution too complicated for most Android users.

The second solution was much better, an app (free) at play.google.com called 
Software Data Cable. It's essentially an ftp server that runs on Android 
(version 2.1 and above— it was nice of the developers to backport it). Once 
installed, you simply start it running and then you can transfer files back 
and forth between your Android and Linux over wifi. Software Data Cable 
allows you to configure a password to access the server. Still I still don't 
leave it running all the time due to security concerns. It's simple enough 
just to fire it up when needed.

On the Linux side, open up two nautilus windows, one being Panel -> Places -> 
Network Places -> your Android's IP address, the other being your Home 
directory or Desktop or whatever. Then you can transfer files back and forth 
just by dragging and dropping them from one window into the other— in either 
direction. I've also found Software Data Cable to be the easiest way to 
rename files on Android: Right-click on the filename, select Rename, and type 
in the new name. If, in this process, Android gets confused about the 
contents of a local directory, on Android exit that directory to its parent, 
then go back into it. This seems to force a reread of the directory contents, 
bringing the cosmos back to sanity.

It would be nice to be able to use Software Data Cable to set up a file server 
for a group of people. In a sense, it already does this except, with no 
limits on who could download what, people can access files and/or directories 
everywhere, including your confidential information. A proper ftp server 
would institute limits on which users could access which files and 
directories. Perhaps we'll see this further development in future.

HTH - and hope it gets through - 

> --------------------------------------------
> On Fri, 9/25/15, ken <gebser@mousecar.com> wrote:
>  Subject: Re: can I access SD card in cell phone?
>  To: "Li Wei" <rootof3@yahoo.com>, debian-user@lists.debian.org
>  Date: Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:28 PM
>  A couple years ago I wrote up
>  an easy-to-read, easy way to do this with
>  no cables necessary:
>  http://linuxmanagers.blogspot.com/

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