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When i copy files to the Android phone, they are copied to some cache, but they aren't written. I don't like it, because i don't know what is done.

I've tried these methods:

  • copying via thunar file manager
  • using cp src dst command
  • using rsync -aP src dst

I have to use sync to write data. I don't like it, because i can't see progress when copying large amount of data (using thunar, rsync).

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Are you open to using a Web interface? –  Tim Jun 7 '12 at 19:47
@Tim Yes, i'm open, but it also depends on how huge is that web interface. –  Miro Jun 9 '12 at 8:32
How is your Android device's filesystem mounted in your case? –  imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Sep 2 '12 at 0:58
Mounting it with a sync option could make all the operation much less efficient. –  imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Sep 2 '12 at 0:59
@imz Not mounting. I've mounted it without any options and then copied large files in few secs. Then I've executed command sync and waited for filesystem synchronization this took over 10 minutes. –  Miro Sep 3 '12 at 17:24

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