I'm looking for a way to run a Tasker task named test via ADB command. I found this thread Running a tasker task via SSHDroid (or adb shell) and tried but did not succeed. All I got was

adb shell am broadcast -a net.dinglisch.android.tasker.ACTION_TASK -es task_name test
Broadcasting: Intent { act=net.dinglisch.android.tasker.ACTION_TASK pkg=test (has extras) }
Broadcast completed: result=0

So how can I run a Tasker task via ADB command?

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    Follow my question to get the answer: How to send a variable value to and receive it in a task?
    – Firelord
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 11:53
  • Thanks a lot for your question. I successfully ran a Tasker task via ADB (just wish it wouldn't require root permission). Please post the command as an answer below so that other people will know how and I can mark it as best answer.
    – Teiv
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 14:36
  • It would be fine by me and I would prefer if you self-answer your post. Thank you.
    – Firelord
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 16:24

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I use MQTT to handle firing tasks from the command line. This doesn't require root, or to be connected by USB for ADB.

Place this batch file in your path:

cat post.cmd
@echo off
set _tail=%*
call set _tail=%%_tail:*%1 =%%
mosquitto_pub -h %ip% -p %port% -i "My_pc" -t '%1' -m '%_tail%'
echo Topic: %1
echo Msg: %_tail%

Then make a profile using the "Mqtt client" app, listening to S10/# (my phone is an S10, set any topic name you'd prefer)

Profile: S10/# (431)
Cooldown: 1
Restore: no
Event: Message Arrived [ Configuration:Main - (Your mqtt broker IP here) : # : msg : topic : : ] 

Have it target this task. (I couldn't share mine without giving you my MQtt IP address)


Now from the command line,

post s10 taskname1=:=par1 etc
topic : s10
msg: taskname1=:=par1 etc

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