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simple-mtpfs: filesystem driver for MTP based devices


SIMPLE-MTPFS - filesystem driver for MTP based devices



simple-mtpfs <device> mountpoint [options]


fusermount -u mountpoint


SIMPLE-MTPFS (Simple Media Transfer Protocol FileSystem) is a file system for Linux (and other operating systems with a FUSE implementation, such as Mac OS X or FreeBSD) capable of operating on files on MTP devices attached via USB to local machine. On the local computer where the SIMPLE-MTPFS is mounted, the implementation makes use of the FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) kernel module. The practical effect of this is that the end user can seamlessly interact with MTP device files.


general options:

-o opt,[opt...]
mount options
-h --help
print help
-V --version
print version


-l --list-devices
list available MTP devices

select device no. to mount
-o enable-move
enable move operation, which can be very slow (depends on the moved content)

FUSE options:

-d -o debug
enable debug output (implies -f)
foreground operation
disable multi-threaded operation
-o allow_other
allow access to other users
-o allow_root
allow access to root
-o nonempty
allow mounts over non-empty file/dir
-o default_permissions
enable permission checking by kernel
-o fsname=NAME
set filesystem name
-o subtype=NAME
set filesystem type
-o large_read
issue large read requests (2.4 only)
-o max_read=N
set maximum size of read requests
-o hard_remove
immediate removal (don't hide files)
-o use_ino
let filesystem set inode numbers
-o readdir_ino
try to fill in d_ino in readdir
-o direct_io
use direct I/O
-o kernel_cache
cache files in kernel
-o [no]auto_cache
enable caching based on modification times
-o umask=M
set file permissions (octal)
-o uid=N
set file owner
-o gid=N
set file group
-o entry_timeout=T
cache timeout for names (1.0s)
-o negative_timeout=T
cache timeout for deleted names (0.0s)
-o attr_timeout=T
cache timeout for attributes (1.0s)
-o ac_attr_timeout=T
auto cache timeout for attributes (attr_timeout)
-o intr
allow requests to be interrupted
-o intr_signal=NUM
signal to send on interrupt (10)
-o modules=M1[:M2...]
names of modules to push onto filesystem stack
-o max_write=N
set maximum size of write requests
-o max_readahead=N
set maximum readahead
-o async_read
perform reads asynchronously (default)
-o sync_read
perform reads synchronously


SIMPLE-MTPFS has been written by Peter Hatina <phatina [at]>.