BamsBamx BamsBamx - 1 month ago 12
Android Question

No such file or directory when 'cp' but not with 'ls'

I am trying to copy the shared preferences folder of my app to the /sdcard partition from my PC using the following ADB command:


adb shell su -c "cp
/data/data/com.anrapps.pixelbatterysaver/shared_prefs/
/sdcard/appdata/"


But this returns
cp: Skipped dir '/data/data/com.anrapps.pixelbatterysaver/shared_prefs': No such file or directory
. However when executing the ls command, it says that folder is present:


adb shell su -c "ls /data/data/com.anrapps.pixelbatterysaver"

cache
code_cache
files
shared_prefs


What is the problem? May be permission related?

Answer

If you're trying to copy a whole directory, you need to use cp -r to make it a recursive copy.

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