A terminal app is the way of providing a command prompt to Android devices.

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How can I format a flash drive using terminal emulator?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've recently installed the usb host package and some time then I successfully activated the usb host mode. after that I needed to format a flash drive ...
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cannot mount sdext for link2sd?

I have a huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. when I restart my phone I have to remount the sdext myself using terminal emulator. su mount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /data/sdext2 but now it ...
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How to find out the UID of a given file/folder?

I have an issue with inconsistent UIDs. I would like to know how to manually find out the ID of a folder (specifically the /data partition). I think that it should be the same concept of an usual ...
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type “adb shell su” in terminal (cmd in win or console in Linux ) let the terminal hang [closed]

I just want to input more shell commands after typing adb shell su, but the terminal just return an "#". It appears to be unresponsive to further commands. How can I solve this problem? Recompile ...
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Running applications from a terminal emulator

I have a rooted Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet and whenever I attempt to run an application from a terminal emulator app after chmod 777ing it and using the syntax ("./applicationName") it insists that I ...
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How can I execute a script on the SD card and be able to pass arguments to it?

I tried executing a script on the sdcard as is because on FAT, everything is 777. ./.profile ./.profile: permission denied I added this as the initial command for the Android shell and it executes ...
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Command to list partition mount points?

I want to list the partitions on my phone - system, boot, recovery etc. What terminal command would I use? The mount command just lists mount points.
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How to see other partitions using the Terminal Emulator and mount them?

I just installed Android on my netbook and it caused it to not see Linux Mint on my machine and I'm assuming it removed it from the GRUB. Now the first problem is how do I see the contents of my ...
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Can I restart Bluetooth from the terminal?

I have a rooted Galaxy S 2 (I9100) and was wondering if I can restart the Bluetooth on my phone via the terminal client on my phone.
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How to run commands as root in Connectbot?

My phone is rooted CM7 and Superuser.apk has Connectbot in the allowed list. Titanium backup reports that it has root access, to prove that I actually have root working. I seem to remember being ...
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Is there an Android equivalent of diskutil?

I'm a Mac and Android user. I've used simple commands in the Terminal from time to time. But now I'm trying to understand the Terminal Emulator included in the Rom Toolbox app for my Android. What ...
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Permission denied when I run insmod in terminal emulator

I want to install a module (bcm4329.ko) in my nexus one phone. I have rooted the phone and installed Cyanogenmod too. In Terminal emulator, I tried various commands but everything resulted in ...
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Rooted phone - sending SMS message via command line

I have a rooted Droid (Sholes), with ConnectBot installed. I can ssh into it via dropbear copied to /system/xbin, and/or also the instance of Debian installed on it via the "Linux Installer" ...
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Terminal emulator's ssh trying to read /data/.ssh instead of $HOME/.ssh [closed]

When I try using Terminal emulator's ssh I get ssh: Warning: failed creating /data/.ssh: Permission denied. or since 2012-08-19: Could not create directory '/data/ssh_client'. But when I ...
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Terminal “Permission Denied” - Need more info on error message

I am trying to run an executable from the android terminal with root permissions, but I am constantly receiving the following error: [ExecutableName] : permission denied I am confirmed to be loged ...
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Can't enter < (less than) or > (greater than) in terminal

When I try to type "<" or ">", I get semicolons ";" and colons ":" any idea?
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Rootless CLI Utilities

Do I have to root my android device to install command line utilities? I would really like to run Vim, among other programs on my phone. I have no reason not to root my phone, I just want to know if ...
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Android terminal not able to nslookup?

Every time I try to telnet to a domain on my LG Ally it fails, but it works if I use an IP address. So I tried to use nslookup telehack.com and it returns: Server: 0.0.0.0 Address 1: 0.0.0.0 ...
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Start an Android application via a shell script?

Is it possible to start an actual Android application from the command line in Android? For example, say I'd simply like to start/bring to the front my calendar. Is there a way that I can do this ...
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How to give root access to apps that don't request it?

I've been using the app SystemPanel for some time now to archive my Android apps. It works great, but it cannot archive apps that have been installed under /data/app-private, because this directory ...
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How to get hardware specs of Android device?

How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?
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How use Escape, directional keys on the virtual keyboard?

I recently bought Better Terminal Emulator Pro, and I like it, but how do I use the Escape key and directional keys? For instance, I'd like to switch between modes in vi or use the up and down arrows ...
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How to set MAC address on (HTC Desire) Android terminal emulator?

I typed into the terminal this: ip link set eth0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX the XX for my numbers and so on. But it says permission denied. Source: ...
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How can I execute command in the terminal as root?

How can I get root permissions in a terminal?
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Where can I find documentation for shell commands?

For using a shell commands through a terminal program, where can I find documentation or help or man pages for the commands as implemented in Android? While it would be nice to have them on the ...
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Does access to logcat need root?

My device is already rooted, this is why I'm asking. Do you need root to monitor the logcat stream on the phone? If I ran the logcat command from within a Terminal on the phone, would that work?