I develop using the BBC Micro:bit (which I’ll call a microbit from now on) using Linux. To get a new hex file on to the microbit, the microbit has to be mounted on to the file system. Which may seem obvious. But the microbit has a habit of unmounting itself after being programmed. Or not mounting when it is plugged in. So I wrote a script to make things easier. Because I can. To be more accurate, I copied a script from Stackoverflow and made a few minor modifications. Don’t pretend this isn’t how you have written a lot of your scripts.
Find the code at the bottom of this post. Copy and paste it to a file called microbit_manage.sh. Make the file executable (chmod +x ./microbit_manage.sh) and run using either ‘mount’ or ‘unmount’ as an argument. I’ve got these aliased to ‘mm’ and ‘md’ in my .bashrc.
bill@bill ~ $ microbit_manage.sh mount found one MICROBIT, device: /dev/sdb MICROBIT was unmounted Mounted /dev/sdb at /media/bill/MICROBIT. bill@bill ~ $ microbit_manage.sh unmount found one MICROBIT, device: /dev/sdb MICROBIT was mounted Unmounted /dev/sdb.
Comments and improvements welcome. The script is:
#!/bin/bash # microbit_manage.sh # mount and unmount microbit # modified from https://askubuntu.com/questions> # v1.0 matt oppenheim October 2017 if [ $# -eq 0 ] then echo "no argument supplied, use 'mount' or > exit 1 fi # how many MICRO found in udiksctl dump RESULTS=$(udisksctl dump | grep IdLabel | grep > 0 ) echo "no $MICRO found in 'udkisksctl du> exit 0 ;; # if [[ -z $(mount | grep "$DEVICE") &&> if [[ -z $(mount | grep "$DEVICE") ]] then echo "$DEVICELABEL was unmounted" if [ $1 == "mount" ] then udisksctl mount -b "$DEVICE" exit 0 fi else echo "$DEVICELABEL was mounted" if [ $1 == "unmount" ] then udisksctl unmount -b "$DEVI> exit 0 fi fi ;; esac