FYI: sdkmanager for Command-Line SDK Installs
In version 25.2.3 of the SDK Tools package, Google quietly slipped
sdkmanager, a command-line tool for installing SDK packages.
This is documented,
though I do not recall seeing an announcement about it.
If you have been struggling to keep the old
android command going
for command-line SDK work — for example, for CI server configuration —
it would appear that
sdkmanager is at least the near-term replacement.
sdkmanager itself gets installed to
$ANDROID_SDK is wherever you have the Android SDK installed. This
appears to be a new directory; leastways, in my environment,
is the only thing in there. Hence, you might not have this directory
sdkmanager is not perfect. For example, the output of
is simultaneously not very human readable
and not very machine readable. But, it is what we have.
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