make android device file system visible as unix path

Andrey Repin
Sat Feb 14 13:07:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, andy!

>> > My Moto G connects to the laptop via USB, and can be seen using Windows
>> > Explorer.  Is there a way to make it visible as a Unix path?  /cygdrive does
>> > not show it.
>> Are you including the drive letter?  If it’s the G: drive in Windows
> Explorer, you need to say something
>> like “ls /cygdrive/g”, not “ls /cygdrive”.
>> If it isn’t appearing as a drive letter in Windows, they’re probably using
> some kind of Explorer shell
>> extension, which would mean the device isn’t visible through normal
> Windows mechanisms, hence not
>> visible to Cygwin.

> It doesn't have a drive letter in Windows Explorer.  The name is simply
> "Moto G".  When I "ls /cygdrive", I see on the c-drive.  I think that the
> handset's visibility to Windows Explorer is based on MTP USB, but that's
> just something I'm learning about right now.

There's no MTP adapter for Cygwin. You're welcome to write one, though.

Andrey Repin ( 14.02.2015, <07:49>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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