Erez A. Korn Erez A. Korn - 1 year ago 80
Linux Question

Obtain the Linux UID of an Android App

I would like to be able to get the Linux UID (user ID) of an installed Android application.

Excerpt from Security and Permissions: "At install time, Android gives each package a distinct Linux user ID. The identity remains constant for the duration of the package's life on that device."

Is there a way to retrieve this UID?

Answer Source

Use PackageManager and getApplicationInfo().

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