PID Cat

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Tag
Logcat
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Jul 13, 2014
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https://github.com/JakeWharton/pidcat
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Language
Python
Version
2.1.0 (Sep 7, 2016)
Created
Jun 12, 2013
Updated
Mar 5, 2018
Owner
Jake Wharton (JakeWharton)
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PID Cat

An update to Jeff Sharkey's excellent logcat color script which only shows log entries for processes from a specific application package.

During application development you often want to only display log messages coming from your app. Unfortunately, because the process ID changes every time you deploy to the phone it becomes a challenge to grep for the right thing.

This script solves that problem by filtering by application package. Supply the target package as the sole argument to the python script and enjoy a more convenient development process.

pidcat com.oprah.bees.android

Here is an example of the output when running for the Google Plus app:

Install

Get the script:

  • OS X: Use Homebrew.

     brew install pidcat
    

    If you need to install the latest development version

    brew unlink pidcat  
    brew install --HEAD pidcat
    
  • Arch Linux : Install the package called pidcat-git from the AUR.

  • Others: Download the pidcat.py and place it on your PATH.

Make sure that adb from the Android SDK is on your PATH. This script will not work unless this is that case. That means, when you type adb and press enter into your terminal something actually happens.

To include adb and other android tools on your path:

export PATH=$PATH:<path to Android SDK>/platform-tools
export PATH=$PATH:<path to Android SDK>/tools

Include these lines in your .bashrc or .zshrc.

Note: <path to Android SDK> should be absolute and not relative.