Sample Google Android commands output.

This is the output of the uname command on my Android tablet.

# uname
Linux version 2.6.29-s70 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.4.0 (GCC) ) #8 PREEMPT Wed Oct 27 21:55:55 CST 2010

And this is the output of the ps command.

# ps
USER     PID   PPID  VSIZE  RSS     WCHAN    PC         NAME
root      1     0     300    216   800d5c44 0000cdfc S /init
root      2     0     0      0     8007e0e4 00000000 S kthreadd
root      3     2     0      0     8006d77c 00000000 S ksoftirqd/0
root      4     2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S events/0
root      5     2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S khelper
root      10    2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S suspend
root      194   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S kblockd/0
root      200   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S ksuspend_usbd
root      206   2     0      0     802305a4 00000000 S khubd
root      209   2     0      0     8025f6ec 00000000 S kseriod
root      224   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S kmmcd
root      231   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S btaddconn
root      232   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S btdelconn
root      248   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S modem_notifier
root      254   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S smd_tty
root      266   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S qmi
root      276   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S ctl0
root      280   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S ctl1
root      284   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S ctl2
root      288   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S nmea
root      294   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S rpcrouter
root      295   2     0      0     80045fd4 00000000 D rpcrouter_smd_x
root      314   2     0      0     8004981c 00000000 S krpcserversd
root      354   2     0      0     800aa278 00000000 S pdflush
root      357   2     0      0     800aa278 00000000 S pdflush
root      358   2     0      0     800aedbc 00000000 S kswapd0
root      363   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S aio/0
root      366   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S nfsiod
root      372   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S mdp_dma_wq
root      375   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S mdp_vsync_wq
root      376   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S mdp_pipe_ctrl_w
root      462   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S diag_wq
root      520   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S scsi_tgtd/0
root      528   2     0      0     8021f778 00000000 S mtdblockd
root      570   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S gs_wq
root      579   2     0      0     80047f10 00000000 D krtcclntd
root      580   2     0      0     8004ae14 00000000 D krtcclntcbd
root      590   2     0      0     80048038 00000000 S msm_battery
root      603   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S kondemand/0
root      619   2     0      0     803441a8 00000000 S krfcommd
root      621   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S rpciod/0
root      623   2     0      0     8007a570 00000000 S po188_wq
root      628   2     0      0     80047f10 00000000 D khsclntd
root      1013  1     700    276   80198af4 6fe0c74c S /system/bin/sh
system    1014  1     764    260   80290540 6fe0c9ec S /system/bin/servicemanager
root      1015  1     804    396   800d5c44 6fe0cb14 S /system/bin/vold
root      1016  1     628    240   802a3628 6fe0d37c S /system/bin/debuggerd
radio     1017  1     17044  1772  ffffffff 6fe0d05c S /system/bin/rild
root      1019  1     117020 19032 800d5c44 6fe0cb14 S zygote
media     1020  1     37452  5268  ffffffff 6fe0c9ec S /system/bin/mediaserver
bluetooth 1021  1     1076   376   800d5c44 6fe0d7ec S /system/bin/dbus-daemon
root      1022  1     752    272   802ffd6c 6fe0c74c S /system/bin/installd
keystore  1023  1     1596   276   802a3628 6fe0d37c S /system/bin/keystore
root      1026  1     7804   784   ffffffff 6fe0d37c S /system/bin/test_oem_rapi
root      1028  1     2104   504   ffffffff 6fe0c74c S /system/bin/port-bridge
root      1029  2     0      0     802568bc 00000000 S usb_mass_storag
root      1031  1     4836   380   ffffffff 6fe0cb14 S /system/bin/qmuxd
root      1060  2     0      0     802838d0 00000000 S mmcqd
system    1075  1019  322940 51812 ffffffff 6fe0c9ec S system_server
bluetooth 1123  1     720    284   8006b1f0 6fe0d61c S /system/bin/sh
root      1130  2     0      0     800831c8 00000000 S iscan_sysioc
root      1131  2     0      0     800831c8 00000000 S dhcp_sysioc
root      1132  2     0      0     800831c8 00000000 S dhd_watchdog
root      1133  2     0      0     800831c8 00000000 S dhd_dpc
root      1134  2     0      0     800831c8 00000000 S dhd_sysioc
root      1135  2     0      0     80282208 00000000 S ksdioirqd/mmc1
log       1142  1     616    252   80198af4 6fe0c74c S /system/bin/logwrapper
wifi      1143  1142  1896   588   800d5c44 6fe0cb14 S /system/bin/wpa_supplicant
bluetooth 1168  1123  708    284   800d5c44 6fe0d7ec S /system/bin/hciattach
bluetooth 1171  1     1740   432   800d5c44 6fe0d7ec S /system/bin/bluetoothd
app_1     1173  1019  158344 21424 ffffffff 6fe0c9ec R com.android.inputmethod.latin
radio     1176  1019  185504 23668 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.phone
app_1     1178  1019  207588 34340 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S android.process.acore
app_3     1201  1019  180220 20908 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.google.process.gapps
dhcp      1221  1     808    388   800d5c44 6fe0d7ec S /system/bin/dhcpcd
app_7     1250  1019  170100 16324 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.bluetooth
app_8     1343  1019  178296 21344 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S android.process.media
app_48    1370  1019  155752 15540 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.google.android.apps.uploader
app_9     1404  1019  152796 15336 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.qualcomm.wiper
app_22    1415  1019  173296 15120 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.google.android.partnersetup
app_8     1436  1019  156224 15000 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.camera
app_36    1444  1019  175012 17144 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.twidroid
app_44    1468  1019  166560 15660 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.google.android.apps.maps:FriendService
app_18    1541  1019  173620 22856 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.music
app_19    1547  1019  170384 27748 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.rssreader
app_31    1553  1019  167272 18688 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.google.android.youtube
app_46    1573  1019  157660 16348 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.facebook.katana
app_47    1581  1019  155216 15272 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.huawei.widget.emotionclock
app_51    1588  1019  154664 15284 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.huawei.android.appwidget
app_37    2919  1019  177768 24964 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.google.android.gm
app_86    3004  1019  246724 64408 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.opera.browser
system    4122  1019  174960 17468 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.settings
app_15    4141  1019  170184 21052 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.filemanager
app_88    4180  1019  180244 27508 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.nullsoft.winamp
app_50    4222  1019  164816 18864 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.android.mms
app_54    4250  1019  171992 21400 ffffffff 6d03e3cc R jackpal.androidterm
app_54    4269  4250  700    332   00000000 6fe0c2ac R /system/bin/sh
app_59    4327  1019  182392 28928 ffffffff 6fe0d984 S com.geeksoft.screenshot
app_54    4400  4269  872    340   00000000 6fe0c74c R ps

As you can see, the output of the ps command is different from a Linux machine, but it is still very useful in keeping track of what processes are running on an Android computer. When you are using the Terminal Emulator app on Android and you want to create files with the command-line, type cd /sdcard to navigate to the sd card storage space, then you will be able to create files easily. Typing ps > myps.txt will redirect the output of the ps command to a text file allowing you to review the contents later. The system binaries are stored under /system on Android instead of using the /bin folder in the case of the /system/bin/sh command shell. But it does work very well, and having a command-line shell on your Android device means that you could easily manage files more easily than using the GUI. The inbuilt memory on my Android device is not writable by the command shell even as root, therefore I use the sdcard to create files.

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