Is it possible to start a session with an Android Samsung Galaxy smartphone through a bash shell to access files remotely?

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    Are you asking about starting an ftp client or server? on the phone or on a remote system?
    – TREE
    Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 21:16
  • You can also consider using SSH for opening a remote shell session and for file transfer. Commented Sep 6, 2012 at 9:05

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Search for SwiFTP or FTPServer in the market. They turn your phone into an FTP server and will let you connect using the client of your choice, which would include the bash ftp client.


I use Wifi File Explorer and I've found it works great.

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    Nice for you -- but how does that relate to the question?
    – Izzy
    Commented Sep 6, 2012 at 9:18

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