David - 2008-12-04


on my Ubuntu 8.04 system, the only programm that can download files from my girlfriend's old Alcatel Phone is 'obexftp'.  Unfortunately the 'obextool' included with Ubuntu does call obexftp in a way that is incompatible with that phone :(. 

After some debugging it looks like obextool allways passes an argument to the --list option, such as 'obxftp --list "/"'.  If I omit the "/" parameter, the listing actually works.  Unfortunately there is no config file switch to omit the trailing argument.  Only thing I can do is to disable generation of trailing slashes, in which case obexftp is called as 'obexftp --list ""'.  This also does not work.

So after some tinkering I wrote a 'obexftp' wrapper script that removes empty arguments to the '--list' option in calling obexftp, and finally I can now browse the phone's file system.  The obextool config files I used can be found here:


The wrapper scripts required to make it work are here:


Note that for everything to work, you _have_ to ' set ObexConfig(config,add_lslash) "" ' in your config file.

Would be nice if somebody could implement a patch that allowed dropping of the argument to --list by a config file option.