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Retrieve a file from the device's file system

Example Usage

byte[] fileBase64 = driver.pullFile("/path/to/device/");

file_base64 = self.driver.pull_file('/path/to/device/');

// example
let data = driver.pullFile('/data/local/tmp/file.txt');

// wd example
let fileBase64 = await driver.pullFile('/path/to/device/');

# ruby_lib example

# ruby_lib_core example

byte[] fileBase64 = driver.PullFile("/path/to/device/");


Appium Server

Platform Driver Platform Versions Appium Version Driver Version
iOS XCUITest 9.3+ 1.6.0+ All
UIAutomation 8.0 to 9.3 All All
Android Espresso ?+ 1.9.0+ All
UiAutomator2 ?+ 1.6.0+ All
UiAutomator 4.3+ All All
Mac Mac None None None
Windows Windows None None None

Appium Clients

Language Support Documentation
Java All
Python All
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All
Javascript (WD) All
Ruby All
C# All

HTTP API Specifications


POST /session/:session_id/appium/device/pull_file

URL Parameters

name description
session_id ID of the session to route the command to

JSON Parameters

name type description
path string Path on the device to pull file from


Contents of file in base64 (string)

See Also