What Is the Bourne Shell?

This section provides a quick introduction of the Bourne shell which is the default shell on the Android system, which is based on the Linux system, which is based on Unix system.

The Bourne shell is a Unix shell introduced by Stephen Bourne in 1977. The Bourne shell replaced the Thompson shell and became the default shell of Unix systems. Bourne shell is also the default shell for the Android system, which is based on the Linux system, which is based on the Unix system.

The Bourne shell is a command-line interpreter that provides a traditional user interface for the Unix-based operating systems. Users direct the operation of the computer by entering commands as text for a command line interpreter to execute or by creating text scripts of one or more such commands.

The Bourne shell has the following main features:

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

Android Command Line Shell

What Is the Bourne Shell?

 Bourne Shell Command Line Examples

 Unix/Linux Command Line Programs

 Android Command Line Tools

 "dalvikvm" Command to Run Java Application

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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