Downloading the Android support library from command line

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How do you download the Android support library via the command line?

For example:

echo y | android update sdk --no-ui --filter "android-19"
echo y | android update sdk --no-ui --all --filter "extra-android-m2repository"

Support Library Setup, The support libraries are now available through Google's Maven repository. We no longer support downloading the libraries through the SDK� tar xvjf <archive file> mv -R <unzipped directory> <Android SDK home>/extras/android/ mv -R <unzipped and moved directory> <support> You should now have the Android support library installed in your SDK package. Further support in use.

android command is deprecated now

You can use sdkmanager instead like so:

sdkmanager --install "extras;android;m2repository"

Command line tools, Find out about the most important command line tools that are available, organized You can install and update each package using Android Studio's SDK of the Android platform to support new features (and sometimes more often to fix or� Download the desired Xamarin.Android.Support NuGet package (for example by installing it with the NuGet package manager). Double-click the Xamarin.Android.Support.v4 assembly under the References section of the Android project in Visual Studio for Mac

sdkmanager "extras;android;m2repository"

worked for me. I ran in to the error: Warning: File /var/root/.android/repositories.cfg could not be loaded.

so I had to create that file before running the above command.

touch ~/.android/repositories.cfg

sdkmanager, The sdkmanager is a command line tool that allows you to view, install, The sdkmanager tool is provided in the Android SDK Tools package (25.2.3 and� To download the Support Library through the SDK Manager: Start the Android SDK Manager. In the SDK Manager window, scroll to the end of the Packageslist, find the Extrasfolder and, if necessary, expand to show its contents.

The sdkmanager should be your go to. Otherwise, there is another way which is what sdkmanager will do automatically. So, there are dangers to this, one typo and the whole thing will not work. Go to Google Sources repository and choose either support or m2repository and download by clicking the tgz/archive link under the breadcrumbs.

Or use;

wget https://chromium.googlesource.com/android_tools/+archive/master/sdk/extras/android.tar.gz

The second option downloads a bigger file size (and two versions of the support library but neither is the newer androidX referenced on the official Android development page). But, both will give you a zipped archive with the Android support library. Go to your directory and create the extras directory. Use "extras/android" as a file path and unzip (use tar xvfj) your archive into it;

unzip <archive file>
mv -R <unzipped directory> <Android SDK home>/extras/android/
mv -R <unzipped and moved directory> <support>

Or

tar xvjf <archive file>
mv -R <unzipped directory> <Android SDK home>/extras/android/
mv -R <unzipped and moved directory> <support>

You should now have the Android support library installed in your SDK package.

Further support in use.

Installing Android SDK Tools, From Eclipse with ADT � From the Command Line How you setup the Android Support Libraries in your development project depends on To download the Support Library through the SDK Manager: Start the Android SDK Manager. In the SDK Manager window, scroll to the end of the Packages list, find the Extras folder� After you download the Android Support Libraries, this library adds support for the GridLayout class, which allows you to arrange user interface elements using a grid of rectangular cells. For detailed information about the v7 gridlayout library APIs, see the android.support.v7.widget package in the API reference.

Platform Tools include the Android debug shell, sqlite3 and Systrace. The Android Install Homebrew - the package manager for macOS/OS X; Run the following commands: brew tap Android Support Repository; Android Support Library. The Android SDK is composed of multiple packages that are required for app development. This page lists the most important command line tools that are available, organized by the packages in which they're delivered.

If you want to sign an app bundle from the command line, you can use jarsigner. If instead you want to sign an APK, you need to use zipalign and apksigner as described below. Open a command line—from Android Studio, select View > Tool Windows > Terminal—and navigate to the directory where your unsigned APK is located.

Command-line startup options. This section lists options you can supply on the command line when you start the emulator. Note: The Android Emulator is continually under development to make it more reliable. For status on the issues reported against various command-line options, and to report bugs, see the Android Issue Tracker. Commonly used

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  • This no longer works, the name of the extra is now extra-android-m2repository. echo y | android update sdk --no-ui --all --filter "extra-android-m2repository"
  • thank you for the above comment, I was searching long and hard for this information