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tom butz thomas.butz68@g...
Sun Mar 31 13:28:47 NZDT 2019


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HOW TO TRANSFER FILES FROM ANDROID-PDA TO LINUX-LAPTOP
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I'm running Android 7.1 on an OPPO A73 phone/PDA, and sometimes
need to transfer photos and other files to a laptop running Linux Mint 19.1.

Steps required on the PDA:

1) install termux from Android PlayStore
2) install rsync (in termux, type: pkg install rsync)
3) install perl  (in termux, type: pkg install perl)
4) in termux, type: termux-setup-storage (also automatically creates links) 
5) in termux, type: cd storage, then type: ls to see the following directories:

 dcim: photos/videos taken with the PDA
 downloads: stuff you downloaded
 movies:
 music:
 pictures:
 shared: everything (includes the above directories)

In the following examples we will use /dcim/ and /downloads/:

oppopictures.prl
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In termux, type: perl system "rsync -av /sdcard/DCIM/ username_on_laptop\@1.2.3.4:/oppo_pictures/"

This will transfer photos (*.jpg) and videos (*.mp4) to /oppo_pictures/Camera/, 
and screenshots to /oppo_pictures/Screenshots/. Directory /oppo/pictures/ must exist on 
the laptop and grant world-access (chmod 777). Ignore rsync error-messages regarding
file-attributes.

oppodownloads.prl
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In termux, type: perl system "rsync -av /storage/downloads/ username_on_laptop\@1.2.3.4:/oppo_downloads/"

This will transfer files to /oppo_downloads/. Directory /oppo_downloads/
must exist on laptop and grant world-access (chmod 777). Ignore rsync error-messages 
regarding file-attributes.

NOTE: REPLACE the numbers 1.2.3.4 in the above examples with your laptop's
IP-address (as provided by your IP-router). Get them using ifconfig.

Theoretically you could do the above using the /shared/ directory to get a copy of Android-files. 


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