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Now that the emulator is up and running, you need to get familiar with adb – the Android Debug Bridge – and start poking around at your device.
I found ADB back in the latest SDK, and used it to connect to my emulator. You can start a shell and poke around. I want to get networking up on the emulator– without connectivity this whole enterprise is pointless.
Find your device first:
$ adb devices List of devices attached emulator-5554 device
Start a shell:
$ ~/work/android-sdk-mac_x86-1.0_r1/tools/adb -s emulator-5554 shell # ls sqlite_stmt_journals cache sdcard etc system sys sbin proc init.rc init.goldfish.rc init default.prop data root dev #
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