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How can I access the connected iPhone or iPad from within Terminal on OS X? I want to get all the photos (only photos) from the connected iDevice and save it to any directory in my OS X filesystem. I don't want to use the iTunes and instead just want to do it all within Terminal.

I want to get the file path like /Volumes/my_iphone_name, but for some reasons I didn't find anything such in /Volumes subdirectory. Also, diskutil list didn't get me anything that seems related to the connected device.

So where is there my iPhone detected on the entire filesystem?

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  • I don't know how to do this but if you wan to get access to photos and such I use ecamm.com/mac/phoneview Sep 2 '14 at 17:33
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    You can access a jailbroken iPhone through ssh. Is you iPhone jailbroken? Otherwise, it is impossible for now.
    – Vincent
    Sep 2 '14 at 17:35
  • Thanks. My iPhone is not jailbroken and I don't like to jailbreak it.
    – Blaszard
    Sep 2 '14 at 17:36
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This is probably not the answer you're looking for, but apparently this can't be done. Please see this question: iOS mount point in macOS

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