carl.lowenstein at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 22:10:49 PDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Lan Barnes <lan at falleagle.net> wrote:
> OK, maybe it's my poor google skills.
> mtp for linux comes with some utilities:
> [lbarnes at clinton ~]$ mtp-
> mtp-albumart mtp-detect mtp-getfile mtp-newplaylist
> mtp-albums mtp-emptyfolders mtp-getplaylist mtp-playlists
> mtp-connect mtp-files mtp-hotplug mtp-sendfile
> mtp-delfile mtp-folders mtp-newfolder mtp-sendtr
> They're binaries. The "docs" have no man pages, running them -h or --help
> goes into the proggie w/ no help, and what docs are aboard in
> /usr/share/doc are a code cross reference from doxigen. IOW reading the
> code, which has very little by way of comments, is the closest thing to
> finding out what they do.
> Some have tons of helpful output:
> [lbarnes at clinton ~]$ mtp-newplaylist
> You need to supply a playlist name.
> Usage: newplaylist -i <fileid/trackid> -n <playlistname>
> That sucks.
> I have to go make dinner, but if anyone wants to show me up by finding a
> trove of info, salaam, I am unworthy, you rule.
> Here's the web site. http://libmtp.sourceforge.net/
> Note the FAQ doesn't have "Where the hell are the man pages?" This
> confirms my suspicion that most FAQs are made up.
You are not alone. Here is a very partial answer dated September 2007, titled:
Re: What happened to the libmtp man pages?
carl lowenstein marine physical lab u.c. san diego
clowenstein at ucsd.edu
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