File fransfer from iPad to FreeBSD

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Fri Feb 16 11:00:16 UTC 2018

> On 16 February 2018, at 02:38, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:23:34 +0000, krad wrote:
>> if its just file why not use an sftp client on the tablet to push them to
>> freebsd? Assuming you have control of the tablet.
> You mean, across the Internet (or at least through WLAN)?
> Interesting approach. Still, I did hope that the USB cable
> could be used and control is exercised from a normal computer
> (the one running FreeBSD). I don't think installing 3rd party
> apps should be required just to get one's photos from the
> iPad to a PC (see notes regarding not buying a Mac and not
> buying a new PC and licensing a "Windows")...
> I don't have much experience with iPads so I wouldn't even
> know what to install, or how. It's not as easy as using
> "adb install appname-apk" on Android. ;-)

Installing an app in a iPad is quite easy.  Use the App Store app and search for what you want.  However, you do have to be registered with an apple id.

I have tried to do what you need for a long time.  The obvious approaches are not supported.  Connecting via USB to a Mac gives you several options.  The best is Image Transfer app on the Mac.  However, there is yet another way:  Setup a dropbox account and you can easily transfer the images through it to any computer that supports drop box.  I had to go this way for one client.  It's not speedy, but it works.

-- Doug

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