[sword-devel] Where does Bishop store SWORD files on Android?

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Fri Jan 1 16:57:41 EST 2021

Hmmm. That's odd. If you can adb logcat your tablet while it is plugged into your laptop and have a look at the output when Bishop starts up, it might give us a clue. Bishop is pretty noisy to the logs. The detection logic is located in init(), here:


On January 1, 2021 2:18:29 PM MST, Tobias Klein <contact at tklein.info> wrote:
>Thanks Troy!
>I see this working with Bishop on my phone (Android 8.1.0). There
>reads from and writes to /sdcard/sword.
>However, it is not working on my Tablet (Android 10). I do have SWORD 
>directories there with this structure:
>When starting Bishop on the Tablet it asks for permissions and after 
>confirmation it does not show any existing modules based on the
>Best regards,
>Am 1. Januar 2021 21:34:00 schrieb "Troy A. Griffitts"
><scribe at crosswire.org>:
>> Yes, that's exactly right. Upon install, Bishop asks for permissions
>> read and right files to /sdcard/sword/. If it is able, it does, if
>not, it 
>> writes to its app’s private data area.
>> I don't believe there is anything like this available on iOS, but I
>am no 
>> expert. I would be interested to learn how iOS handles other common
>> files which have multiple apps needing the ability to read and write,
>> photos.
>> Thanks for wanting to coordinate on where files are stored.
>> Troy
>> On January 1, 2021 1:07:16 PM MST, Tobias Klein <contact at tklein.info>
>> Hi Troy!
>> Happy new year!
>> Where does Bishop store the SWORD data files on Android? I was
>browsing the 
>> filesystem but could not find the respective directory.
>> I am asking because I am working on Android support for 
>> node-sword-interface and I wanted to align this and use a common
>place for 
>> the SWORD data files. So far I thought /sdcard/sword would be the
>right place.
>> Best regards,
>> Tobias
>> --
>> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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