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When I connect an iPod Touch to Linux, it is automatically mounted and recognized. Rhythmbox is able to play music on it. However, I cannot find where in the filesystem it is mounted. I looked in /media and /mnt but it's not there. Where is it?

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In ~/.gvfs/iPhone

Since Ubuntu 10.04 and whatever version of GNOME shipped with it, access to the iPod is via GVFS over AFC using the very impressive libimobiledevice. GVFS puts its virtual file systems in the home folder in a .gvfs folder.

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I don't think the iPod is mounted as an accessible disk but rather as a distinct USB device that uses its own protocol to stream music to a compatible program such as iTunes or in your case, Rhythmbox.

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