How to explore Android device files under FreeBSD ?

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sun Jul 14 18:55:49 UTC 2019

El día domingo, julio 14, 2019 a las 08:22:45p. m. +0200, Matthias Apitz escribió:

> I slightly disagree. A Linux based mobile device should behave like
> this. It should present itself via SSH and allow access to your photos
> with scp or rsync+ssh, and if you need some GUI, use something of KDE or
> Gnome which works on top of SSH to present the dirs and files in a
> Norton Commander style. My Ubuntu mobile device works like this (and I
> do use rsync and ssh/scp all days). The Android based mobiles *could*
> behave the same way, but Google does not want this and want that the
> user uses something else, for example some cloud. The upcoming
> L5 will also be a normal Linux system. I'm awaiting mine in Q3 of this
> year.

I write my diary in my FreeBSD laptop and when I'm done with the day
actual, like now, I do rsync the HTML file and pictures to my phone to have it
there in a browser as well:

$ ./
+ cd /home/guru/diario2019
+ rsync -rav -c --no-owner diario.html enanitos imagenes phablet at

Enter passphrase for key '/home/guru/.ssh/id_rsa': 

sending incremental file list

sent 11,657,646 bytes  received 699 bytes  337,923.04 bytes/sec
total size is 63,508,815  speedup is 5.45

Nothing magic, only UNIX.

The connection was done via Wifi through the AP both devices are
connected to, the FreeBSD laptop and the Ubuntu phone. 


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