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Script to select one connected device or emulator when running adb
#! /bin/bash
#=====================================================================
# Selects an android device
# Copyright (C) 2012-2022 Diego Torres Milano. All rights reserved.
#
# The simplest way to invoke this script is creating a function like
# this one in your shell startup file:
#
# ```
# adb ()
# {
# command adb $(android-select-device "$@") "$@"
# }
#
# ```
#
# See:
# - http://dtmilano.blogspot.ca/2013/01/android-select-device.html
# - http://dtmilano.blogspot.ca/2012/03/selecting-adb-device.html
# for details on usage.
#=====================================================================
get_adb_devices() {
command adb $ADB_SERVER devices $LONG 2>&1 | tail -n +2 | sed '/^$/d'
}
git_pull() {
[[ "$UNAME" == 'Linux' ]] && OPT=-e
ASD=$(readlink $OPT $0)
if [[ -n "$ASD" ]]
then
DIR=$(dirname $ASD)
if [[ -n "$DIR" && -d "$DIR/.git" ]]
then
(cd $DIR && git pull --no-rebase)
fi
fi
}
PROGNAME=$(basename $0)
VERSION="3.6.0"
UNAME=$(uname)
DEVICE_OPT=
LONG=
ADB_SERVER=
git_pull > /dev/null
for ((i=1; i<=$#; ++i))
do
opt="${@:i:1}"
case "$opt" in
-d|-e|-s|-t)
DEVICE_OPT=$opt
;;
-l|--long)
LONG=-l
;;
start-server|kill-server|connect|pair|devices|-help)
exit 0
;;
forward)
if [[ "${@:i+1:1}" == '--list' ]]
then
exit 0
fi
;;
-V|--version)
echo "$PROGNAME version $VERSION"
exit 0
;;
esac
done
[ -n "$DEVICE_OPT" ] && exit 0
DEV=$(get_adb_devices)
if [ -z "$DEV" ]
then
echo "$PROGNAME: ERROR: There's no locally connected devices." >&2
read -p "Do you want to connect to a remote adb server? [Y/n]: " REPLY
case "$REPLY" in
n|N)
exit 1
;;
y|Y|"")
read -p "ADB server IP: " IP
ADB_SERVER="-H $IP"
DEV=$(get_adb_devices)
;;
esac
elif grep -q 'daemon started successfully' <<<"$DEV"
then
# try again
DEV=$(get_adb_devices)
fi
N=$(wc -l <<<"$DEV" | sed 's/ //g')
case "$N" in
1)
# only one device detected
D=$DEV
;;
*)
# more than one device detected
OLDIFS=$IFS
IFS="
"
PS3="Select the device to use, <Q> to quit: "
select D in $DEV
do
[ "$REPLY" = 'q' -o "$REPLY" = 'Q' ] && exit 2
[ -n "$D" ] && break
done < /dev/tty
IFS=$OLDIFS
;;
esac
if [ -z "$D" ]
then
echo "$PROGNAME: ERROR: target device couldn't be determined" >&2
exit 1
fi
# this didn't work on Darwin
# echo "-s ${D%% *}"
printf -- '-s %s\n' "$(echo ${D} | sed 's/ .*$//')"
@KANGOD
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KANGOD commented Jun 5, 2018

Thanks! For me, it doesn't print 1), but 2) and 3) just works well.

➤ adb $(android-select-device.sh) shell dumpsys window | grep mCurrentFocus
  3) 23456789ABCDEF     device
2) xxxxxxxxxx   device
Select the device to use, <Q> to quit: 2
  mCurrentFocus=Window{xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx}

BTW, alias adbs="adb \$(/drives/d/tools/bin/not_exported/android-select-device.sh)" is cool.

@ivasandom
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I downloaded the file and put it into app-debug dir. I changed alias from adb to android-select-device but when I try to execute any adb command this message appears: bash: android-select-device: command not found. What could it be?

@dtmilano
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If you execute /path/to/android-select-device.sh directly what's the result?

@ivasandom
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My fault. I put the path to android-select-device wrong. Thank you.

@KenLee12323
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Sorry, but how to find the adb ip? I tried serval ip addresses like 127.0.0.1 and the address from 'adb shell ip -f inet addr show wlan0'. but none of these work. Thanks a lot

@dtmilano
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If the device is connected through adb over wifi as described at https://developer.android.com/studio/command-line/adb#connect-to-a-device-over-wi-fi-android-11+, it will show up in the list with its IP or hostname.
If this is not the case then you should have to review your settings and follow the steps provided in the page.

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