Other Shell Commands

The table below lists several of the adb shell commands available. For a complete list of commands and programs, start an emulator instance and use the adb -help command.

adb shell ls /system/bin

Help is available for most of the commands.

Shell Command

Description

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dumpsys

Dumps system data to the screen.

The Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS) tool offers integrated debug environment that you may find easier to use.

dumpstate

Dumps state to a file.

logcat [<option>].. spec>]...

[<filter-

Enables radio logging and prints output to the screen.

dmesg

Prints kernel debugging messages to the screen.

start

Starts (restarts) an emulator/device instance.

stop

Stops execution of an emulator/device instance.

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