Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
Android 5.1.1 Emulator File System Hierarchy
This section describes file system hierarchy used by the Android 5.1.1 emulator system.
On an Android system, file systems are mounted into a single file system hierarchy.
After connecting to the Android emulator with the "adb shell" command, I used "cd" and "ls" shell commands to explore the file system hierarchy. Here is what I see:
/ - Base file system acct - The mount point for the acct cgroup (control group), which provides for user accounting cache - A folder used as scratch pad by the system charger - A symbolic link to /sbin/healthd config - An empty folder d - A symbolic link to /sys/kernel/debug. data - Folder for user data stored as a separate partition adb - An empty folder for Android Debug Bridge anr - Folder for traces.txt usded by dalvikvm to dump stack trace app - Folder for user installed application package .apk files app-asec app-private dalivk-cache backup bugreports dalvik-cache data - Folder for application data with package name as sub folder dontpanic drm local ... system default.prop - File with default system settings dev - Folder of device pointers block - Folder of block device pointers ... null tty1 tty2 tty3 etc - Folder for programm configuration files file_contexts fstab.goldfish init - A binary program that processes the init.rc file. init.rc - File with initial configurations mnt - A mount point for other file systems proc - A mount point for the procfs file system, which provides access to kernel data structures. ... cpuinfo - File with current CPU information diskstats - File with disk statuses ... version root - The home folder for the root account. sbin - Folder for binary executable codes adbd - File with Android Debug Bridge Daemon (adbd) executable code sdcard - A symbolic link to /storage/sdcard storage - sys - A mount point for sysfs pseudo file system for kernel objects system - Folder for the operating system files - read only app - Folders for pre-installed application package .apk files bin - Folder for system binary executable codes build.prop - File containing configuration settings etc - Folder for configuration files fonts - Folder for font files framework - Folder for JAR and ODEX files of Android framework lib - Folder contains binary code libraries like libc.so media - Folder for media files priv-app tts usr vendor xbin - Folder for binary executable files vendor - A symbolic link to /system/vendor
Last update: 2015.
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