How to get Android AVD name from adb device name-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

Using the Android SDK from the command line, I can get a list of the running devices available using:

./adb device

This gives me the serial number of available devices. How can I get the AVD name of the emulator device from that serial number (like the Eclipse ADT plugin does)?

How to solve:

The Eclipse plugin does it by connecting to the emulator via tcp/ip. To connect, (for linux), type

~/code$ telnet localhost 5554
Trying ::1…
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
Android Console: type ‘help’ for a list of commands

Replace “5554” with whatever number comes after the hyphen when you type “adb devices” – “emulator-5554”, for instance, would have telnet port 5554 open.

Then, type “avd name”, hit enter, and you should see something similar to the following:

avd name

In this example the emulator’s name was “GB10”.


Here it is:

> adb -s emulator-5554 emu avd name

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