Linux: Auto-mounting USB camera memory

I have 2 cameras. One takes Flash cards, the other takes SD cards. If my Sony still worked, I’d also add memory sticks to that list.
I’ve got a routine, a workflow, for copying photos off camera media but it’s slightly more complicated with multiple memory types!
Kevin Lyda kindly mailed me a script he had for auto-mounting his camera and copying the files off. It uses the usb hotplug program to do that but I couldn’t get it to work with my card reader so I wrote the following script. Bits of it are from Kevin’s scipt, so thanks!
I insert my camera media, and run “copyfromcamera.sh” and it find the Flash card and copies all files off it into a directory with today’s date!

Make sure you have your media mount points setup in /etc/fstab. Here’s what mine looks like:

----------/etc/fstab----------
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/cfcard vfat users,noauto,rw,uid=1000 0 0
/dev/sdd1 /mnt/sdcard vfat users,noauto,rw,uid=1000 0 0
----------/etc/fstab----------

Copy and paste this into a file and save it to /usr/local/bin/copyfromcamera.sh and make it executable (chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/copyfromcamera.sh)

----------/usr/local/bin/copyfromcamera.sh----------
#!/bin/sh

export YEAR=`date +%Y`
export TODAY=`date +%Y-%m-%d`
export DIR=/home/donncha/Photos/$YEAR/$TODAY/
mount /mnt/cfcard/ 2> /dev/null
if [ -d /mnt/cfcard/dcim/ ]; then
    mkdir -p $DIR
    find /mnt/cfcard/dcim -type f -print0 | xargs -0i mv -vi '{}' $DIR
    umount /mnt/cfcard/
    df -h
fi
mount /mnt/sdcard/ 2> /dev/null
if [ -d /mnt/sdcard/dcim/ ]; then
    mkdir -p $DIR
    find /mnt/sdcard/dcim -type f -print0 | xargs -0i mv -vi '{}' $DIR
    umount /mnt/sdcard/
    df -h
fi
----------/usr/local/bin/copyfromcamera.sh----------


You might also like

If you like this post then please subscribe to my full RSS feed. You can also click here to subscribe by email. There are also my fabulous photos to explore too!

One thought on “Linux: Auto-mounting USB camera memory

Leave a Reply

Loading Facebook Comments ...