Reading portable device in Cygwin

Marco Atzeri
Fri Mar 14 12:43:00 GMT 2014

On 14/03/2014 10:05, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> When I connect the smart phone, from Start / Computer (Win7 64,
> Cygwin64) I can see an icon/folder (containing other subfolders) with
> the name of the phone (e.g AN-A1234B), but in /cygdrive I find only "c"
> (with the digital camera I find also d, e, f...).

also CMD.exe can not access it

> Is there a way to read from the Cygwin command line the phone? or if you
> prefer, where has the phone its mount point? Perhaps under /dev? but where?

only with a driver that map it as a disk.

If you are curious you can compare the
/proc/sys/Device directory, before and after


   $ file /proc/sys/Device/IPOD0
   /proc/sys/Device/IPOD0: character special

while for Hard-disk:
$ file /proc/sys/Device/HarddiskVolume1
/proc/sys/Device/HarddiskVolume1: block special

> TIA,
>    Angelo.


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