[guide] file management

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    I've rooted my phone and am interested in looking around and seeing what's going on in there! The only thing is I don't have much experience in a linux shell (though I used unix daily back in the day).

    So - what I'd like to get a better feel for is file management in this adb shell. As I learn more, I'll post here, but if you have any tips/tricks/links, please share :)


    -Whiskey
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    A practical example to get started:

    how do I grab boot animation of my card.

    I've got ADB shell open on my PC, and my rooted droid connected. What am I doing wrong here:


    Code:
    # cd system/media
    cd system/media
    # ls
    ls
    bootanimation.zip
    audio
    # pull bootanimation.zip
    pull bootanimation.zip
    pull: not found
    # su pull bootanimation.zip
    su pull bootanimation.zip
    su: access granted, courtesy of www.magicandroidapps.com
    su: exec failed for bootanimation.zip Error:No such file or directory
    # su pull /system/media/bootanimation.zip
    su pull /system/media/bootanimation.zip
    su: access granted, courtesy of www.magicandroidapps.com
    su: exec failed for /system/media/bootanimation.zip Error:Permission denied
    #
    do I need some hot chmod action, or?
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    SU != Sudo
    Spend the two bucks and download root explorer from the market. I was able to copy the bootanimation zip in about 10 seconds without having to ever having to touch ADB.

    Well worth my money.
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    I'll probably grab that app, thanks Randomocity.

    That being said, I still wanna know how to do it the 'old fashioned way' :p


    Code:
    # sudo pull /system/media/bootanimation.zip
    sudo pull /system/media/bootanimation.zip
    sudo: not found
    lol!
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    I don't have any experience with adb but I think if you just loose "su" in front of your commands you'll be OK. If you have the "#" prompt, you should be root already.
    Kent
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    ah, well apparently "pull" isn't on the phone... so when I try that from the shell it doesn't work.

    if I do the same command 'locally', it works:

    Code:
    C:\droid\tools>adb pull /system/media/bootanimation.zip /myDir
    2325 KB/s (706924 bytes in 0.296s)
    :)
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    Is there a PC app that is the equivalent of the Root Explorer android app? Seems that'd be a lot more convenient for development.
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