Accessing my Droid Maxx from a shell script

Karl Auer kauer at
Tue Dec 29 09:18:59 UTC 2015

On Tue, 2015-12-29 at 00:23 -0800, MR ZenWiz wrote:
>     indir=$DevicePath/'Internal\\ storage' ### This never works
>     ls $indir

Simplest is to wrap up anything with spaces (or that could contain
spaces) in double quotes. Those two lines should be:

    indir="$DevicePath/Internal storage"
    ls "$indir"

Try this script. Cut and paste this into a file, use chmod to make it
executable, and execute it.

echo "~~~~ making  a temp dir for our experiments ~~~~"
mkdir $TEMP
echo "~~~~ changing to the temp directory ~~~~~"
cd $TEMP
echo -n "We are now in "
DIR="two part"
echo "Our \$DIR variable now contains: $DIR"
echo "~~~~ try to make a directory with that name - oops! ~~~~"
mkdir $DIR
ls -la
echo "~~~~ deleting directories "two" and "part" ~~~~"
rmdir two
rmdir part
echo "~~~~ now try with \$DIR wrapped in quotes ~~~~"
mkdir "$DIR"
ls -la
echo "~~~~ now put put two files in it ~~~~"
touch "$DIR/this_file" "$DIR/that_file"
echo "~~~~ try to list the dir - oops! ~~~~"
ls -lad $DIR
echo "~~~~ try again with \$DIR wrapped in quotes ~~~~"
ls -lad "$DIR"
echo "~~~~ cleaning up  ~~~~"
rm "$DIR/this_file" "$DIR/that_file"
rmdir "$DIR"
cd ..
rmdir $TEMP

Karl Auer (kauer at

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