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DalvikVM is a command line tool used in the Android operating system. It is responsible for executing and managing Android applications in a highly optimized virtual machine environment called DVM (Dalvik Virtual Machine).

The DalvikVM tool allows developers to run, debug, and profile Android applications from the command line interface. It provides various options to control the execution, such as classpath settings, thread priority, heap size, and more.

DalvikVM can be used to analyze the bytecode of Android applications, enabling developers to understand how the app functions at a lower-level. It allows for the inspection of the internal workings of an application, including class information, method calls, and variable values.

Additionally, DalvikVM supports real-time garbage collection, which efficiently manages memory allocation and deallocation within Android apps. It helps prevent memory leaks and enhances the overall performance of applications by automatically freeing unused memory.

The command line tool also facilitates performance monitoring and profiling of Android applications. Developers can collect data on CPU usage, memory consumption, method tracing, and more, aiding in the optimization and improvement of the app's performance.

Despite being replaced by the ART (Android RunTime) in newer Android versions, DalvikVM remains an essential tool for developers wishing to gain deeper insights into the execution and performance of Android applications.

List of commands for dalvikvm:

  • dalvikvm:tldr:6fb64 dalvikvm: Start a specific Java program.
    $ dalvikvm -classpath ${filename-jar} ${classname}
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