Reader Ashraf writes: “I was using for some time now all the information that is stored on the iPod’s sysinfo file (under: /volumes/ipodname/ipod-control/device/sysinfo). For one reason or another which I can figure out, Apple has set this file to length 0 with the new firmware and devices released last September. And thus I can not retrieve the iPod Summary info from that file any more. Of course there is another way that calls the device directly and retrieves the iPod info directly (like the Way ITunes does). I hope you can guide me through any helpful hints/tips/methods you know of that can help me identify the connected ipod (without itunes) in terms of its serial number, device name, model family.”
Okay readers. Do you have any helpful tips to send Ashraf’s way? Please leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I’ll forward it on. Thanks!