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android – Command aapt is not found

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I wanted to use the aapt command on a Mac with the android sdk (folder /build-tools/24.0.1). But whenever I try to use the command I get the message that the command is not found (aapt/aapt2). This doesn’t work neither in the Terminal nor in Android Studio.

If I list the available commands in the 24.0.1. folder in the Terminal, there is a star sign next to both commands, which is described as:

A star (*) next to a name means that the command is disabled.

How can I enable these commands again? Updating the build-tools didn’t help.

How to&Answers:

Check your path and check if it is correct.

Just edit your ~/.bash_profile add this line:

export PATH=$PATH:/PATH/TO/android-sdk-macosx/build-tools/x.x.x