May 20, 2013

Android shell command : pm - package manager



Use PM command 
1. open terminal
2. Go to <Android SDK directory>/platform-tools
3. execute following command

adb shell pm

Use Android package manager pm
usage: pm [list|path|install|uninstall]
       pm list packages [-f]
       pm list permission-groups
       pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
       pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
       pm list features
       pm path PACKAGE
       pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] [-s] [-f] PATH
       pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
       pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
       pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
       pm setInstallLocation [0/auto] [1/internal] [2/external]

Examples

Install the package com.twitter.android-1.apk from the SD card
pm install /sdcard/com.twitter.android-1.apk
List installed packages that contain the term twitter
pm list packages | grep twitter
Show the install directory of the twitter package
pm path com.twitter.android

Processes

top
Lists all running processes / apps with live updates showing CPU usage, PID,...
ps
Lists all running processes / apps and allows filtering using grep

Examples

ps | grep apps
Lists all running apps on your phone

Mounting

mount -o rw,remount -t "filesystem" "Device" "Mount Point"
Allows you to remount your partitions for write access or to mount images.

Examples

Write access for the root filesystem
mount -o rw,remount -t rootfs /
Write access for your /system partition
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
Write access for /system using busybox
busybox mount -o remount,rw /system
Mount the contents of myimage.img, viewable in the folder myimage
mount -o loop /sdcard/myimage.img myimage

Other

getprop can show interesting details from the device configuration, such as DNS servers, gateways, GSM details, running services, build parameters, version info etc.

Command Help


ind352:platform-tools indianic$ adb shell pm
usage: pm list packages [-f] [-d] [-e] [-s] [-3] [-i] [-u] [--user USER_ID] [FILTER]
       pm list permission-groups
       pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
       pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
       pm list features
       pm list libraries
       pm list users
       pm path PACKAGE
       pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] [-s] [-f]
                  [--algo <algorithm name> --key <key-in-hex> --iv <IV-in-hex>]
                  [--originating-uri <URI>] [--referrer <URI>] PATH
       pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
       pm clear [--user USER_ID] PACKAGE
       pm enable [--user USER_ID] PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
       pm disable [--user USER_ID] PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
       pm disable-user [--user USER_ID] PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
       pm grant PACKAGE PERMISSION
       pm revoke PACKAGE PERMISSION
       pm set-install-location [0/auto] [1/internal] [2/external]
       pm get-install-location
       pm set-permission-enforced PERMISSION [true|false]
       pm trim-caches DESIRED_FREE_SPACE
       pm create-user USER_NAME
       pm remove-user USER_ID
       pm get-max-users

pm list packages: prints all packages, optionally only
  those whose package name contains the text in FILTER.  Options:
    -f: see their associated file.
    -d: filter to only show disbled packages.
    -e: filter to only show enabled packages.
    -s: filter to only show system packages.
    -3: filter to only show third party packages.
    -i: see the installer for the packages.
    -u: also include uninstalled packages.

pm list permission-groups: prints all known permission groups.

pm list permissions: prints all known permissions, optionally only
  those in GROUP.  Options:
    -g: organize by group.
    -f: print all information.
    -s: short summary.
    -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    -u: list only the permissions users will see.

pm list instrumentation: use to list all test packages; optionally
  supply <TARGET-PACKAGE> to list the test packages for a particular
  application.  Options:
    -f: list the .apk file for the test package.

pm list features: prints all features of the system.

pm list users: prints all users on the system.

pm path: print the path to the .apk of the given PACKAGE.

pm install: installs a package to the system.  Options:
    -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    -i: specify the installer package name.
    -s: install package on sdcard.
    -f: install package on internal flash.
    -d: allow version code downgrade.

pm uninstall: removes a package from the system. Options:
    -k: keep the data and cache directories around after package removal.

pm clear: deletes all data associated with a package.

pm enable, disable, disable-user: these commands change the enabled state
  of a given package or component (written as "package/class").

pm grant, revoke: these commands either grant or revoke permissions
  to applications.  Only optional permissions the application has
  declared can be granted or revoked.

pm get-install-location: returns the current install location.
    0 [auto]: Let system decide the best location
    1 [internal]: Install on internal device storage
    2 [external]: Install on external media

pm set-install-location: changes the default install location.
  NOTE: this is only intended for debugging; using this can cause
  applications to break and other undersireable behavior.
    0 [auto]: Let system decide the best location
    1 [internal]: Install on internal device storage
    2 [external]: Install on external media

pm trim-caches: trim cache files to reach the given free space.

pm create-user: create a new user with the given USER_NAME,
  printing the new user identifier of the user.

pm remove-user: remove the user with the given USER_IDENTIFIER,
  deleting all data associated with that user
Source : http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/11052/what-useful-android-shell-commands-do-you-know