accessing iphone photos from cygwin

Andrey Repin
Wed Jan 28 11:43:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Cary Lewis!

> When an iPhone is plugged into a windows machine, windows uses the WPD
> (windows portable device) infrastructure to expose the photos on the
> iPhone as a connected portable device.

There's no Cygwin connector to WPD infrastructure.

> There is no UNC path to the device.

> Windows Explorer has access, and other windows programs like the file
> importer, picasa, etc. all can access the photos, so how can this be
> done in cygwin?

> There is far manager plugin (a COM component) that allows the far
> manager program to access the device, but there doesn't seem to be a
> way to control far manager cleanly. I was hoping to find a library or
> utility to access the photos that I could use in a cygwin bash script.

> Does anyone know how to access the WPD components or infrastructure
> from inside cygwin?

> I know there is the libmtp cygport package, but it doesn't seem to
> work along side the WPD inner workings of windows.

How exactly it "doesn't work"? "lib" implies the API library. I doubt it would
make any difference by itself, unless you use it to write the relevant
functionality across it.

Andrey Repin ( 28.01.2015, <00:17>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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