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Issuing Shell Commands

Adb provides an ash shell that you can use to run a variety of commands on an emulator or device. The command binaries are stored in the file system of the emulator or device, in this location:


You can use the shell command to issue commands, with or without entering the adb remote shell on the emulator/device.

To issue a single command without entering a remote shell, use the shell command like this:

adb [-d|-e|-s {<serialNumber>}] shell <shellCommand>

To drop into a remote shell on a emulator/device instance, use the shell command like this:

adb [-d|-e|-s {<serialNumber>}] shell

When you are ready to exit the remote shell, use CTRL+D or exit to end the shell session.

The sections below provide more information about shell commands that you can use.

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