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

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How to set $TERM to xterm-256color for SSH?

When I connect to my android (cyanogenmod11) phone over ssh with: $ ssh root@10.10.10.131 it prints: void endpwent()(3) is not implemented on Android here it's just the regular android terminal, but ...
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Running own executable on Android shell

I need a specific command line tool and I have made a C program in my linux shell. I have compiled the program with an arm cross compiler. I have then moved the program into the android filesystem ...
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Compiling and running java applications from android terminal? [closed]

I recently got a bluetooth keyboard for my Motorola Xoom tablet, and upon realizing that BusyBox comes with vi for text editing I started wondering about writing and executing code on android. I ...
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How do I change the terminal font?

I notice a difference in the terminal font between two of my Android devices, specifically in terms of character coverage (in both cases it's the terminal shell of JuiceSSH). How do I set the font ...
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Mount Binding to move App data to External Memory

I recently came across the idea of mount binding in Linux. I am wondering if I can mount bind the /storage/emulated/0/Android to /storage/sdcard1/Android. Will this extend my internal storage? ...
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Error opening terminal: Screen

I just installed nano on my Nexus 9, which is rooted. However, when I try to run nano, it says "Error opening terminal: screen." bash-3.2# nano Error opening terminal: screen. Any help would be ...
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phone crashing constantly

can you help me discover what is causing my phone to crash? I've been having this problem for a while now but it seems to be getting worse. it happens at random and is almost like a RAM seizure. the ...
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Why does Terminal Emulator for Android has completely different commands comparing to GNU/Linux?

I installed Terminal Emulator for Android hoping I could easily get root access,install apps via terminal etc.So,thinking Android is a Linux distribution,I felt that it must have a terminal emulator ...
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Error: “read only file system” on rmdir

I have problems with my Google Play so I tried to solve them from this blog, You gonna need Android Terminal Simulator or equivalent terminal app. This will also require your Android rooted. ...
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How can I change preferred network type through a script (or terminal command)

I'm currently attempting to create a workaround for a problem that is plaguing a ROM that I'm using. While my phone and ROM are capable of using LTE, and use it perfectly fine, the "preferred network ...
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Equivalent of CTRL + C (break) in android console

Recently I discovered, that via QPython console I can execute android (linux) commands. Ping works. Question is: how to interrupt it's output on smartphone? CTRL + C obviously isn't the answer.
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DNSCrypt on Android

I'd like to install DNSCrypt on Android. I have installed it on Windows 8, Linux Mint, and Kali Linux. But I'm very new to Linux, thus dealing with Android as a Linux distro is way out of my league. ...
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How to check sim lock via Terminal Emulator

I wonder, is it possible to check sim lock status in Terminal Emulator? Is there any universal command for most of Android phones? I know many different ways to check this issue, but I'm just ...
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Better Terminal Emulator Pro and dns/nslookup resolution

I just recently purchased "Better Terminal Emulator Pro" on the Google Play Store. It works well for everything so far, except when I try to do something like ping google.com or use a hostname for ...
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setting permanent environment variable

I've been looking around and wondering how I can setup a permanent environment variable on Android? There doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this, normally it just be setting them into .bashrc, ...
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Terminal or ADB command to force-stop applications

What is the terminal or adb command to force-stop an application? Like for freezing we use pm disable application_name.
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How to kill terminal emulator, or should I stop caring?

I have a Sprint LG G3 running Android 4.4.2. I'm using jackpal's terminal emulator. It respawns after I close the app. I see the terminal process and the child shell but killing that way seems too ...
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Installing command line apps

I have an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Active running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I have installed the Terminal Emulator and am wondering how to install apps to the command line. Is it possible for me to ...
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What made the first Command fail?

I decided to clear my data usage stats on my Android in Settings > Data Usage from the terminal emulator app, but the first command came back with the error "No such file or directory". The first ...
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Allow “unknown sources” from Terminal without going to Settings App?

I have a corrupted Settings app in CyanogenMod and have a possible idea to restore a backup of it (App and Data) in Titanium Backup. But it's currently set to not allow "unknown sources" so Titanium ...
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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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How to connect to multiple hosts through SSH, with the “same ip”, with “Better Terminal Emulator Pro”?

I'm trying to set up SSH connections to my home network. The application I'm using is Better Terminal Emulator Pro. But it only allows me to connect to one host with the same IP address(the external ...
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how to install fifa-14 via terminal emulator

I have installed android 4.4 through virtual box in my pc and I want to know how to install fifa-14 in it via a command in terminal. edit this is shown when i type the command as you suggested
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In terminal-ide how do I get telnetd to start automatically whenever the device turns on?

I think terminal-ide is the best thing since sliced bread but I am not sure how to get the telnetd to start automatically.
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Forward console output to computer

Is there a way to forward the console output of your phone (I'm assuming there is some because Linux) to your computer, maybe using ADB? I'm especially interested in how to get the boot time messages, ...
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Copy Directory to SMB Share Through Terminal

On Rooted Android 4.1, I have it set up to be able to make NAndroid backups through terminal emulator. What I hope to do is schedule a Tasker job to create a NAndroid backup and then copy/move it ...
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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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Booting into recovery from terminal

How can I boot into the recovery from terminal? I'm using LG p970/CM10/cwm5
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Send files from Linux to Android via ssh

I want to send some specific files from my linux PC to my android device. I'd like to send it automatically using terminal commands, so there will be no drag and drop files. I don't know what is the ...
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Associating a particular input method with a specific app

Is there a way to associate a particular input method with a specific app? For example, I'd like to always use the Hacker's Keyboard with the Terminal Emulator, while using SwiftKey for most other ...
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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 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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How to install bundles of additional terminal commands for rooted devices?

I rooted a HTC Wildfire S device recently and flashed an Android 4.1.2 AOKP Jelly Bean Custom ROM. One benefit is that I can use the terminal now. I'm a little used to using terminal emulators on ...
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How do I turn off USB tethering or restart USB connection via computer/PC's terminal?

How do I turn off USB tethering or restart USB connection via computer/PC's terminal?
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Please explain this weird response to adb command

127|root@android:/ # find / -iname "aaengine" find: /proc/19619: No such file or directory I dont know why I got told about some file I never known about when ...
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How to return to the home screen with a terminal command?

Is there a terminal command to go to the home screen? I need to do this via ssh, so I cannot just push the "home" button, I need to send a command-line action..
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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 can I successfully run this script on a emulated terminal on Android?

Background I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Iconia A500 using VNC and this application called Complete Linux Installer. My tablet is rooted and I have found several sources saying they have ...
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Is there a way to launch app via terminal in the background?

Is there a command to launch an app via terminal and have it start in the background? Something like the "&" in Linux...
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how do I type special characters in ConnectBot?

I use an Apple bluetooth keyboard with my android Nexus 5. In ConnectBot I do not get the special chars when I use the Shift-key. How can I type special chars like +_)(*&^ in the terminal?
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A Real Terminal (Root or No-Root)

I use KUBUNTU on my laptop, but this goes for any Linux distro. I can open a terminal window and type in things like sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install packagename. Is there a terminal that can ...
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terminal on real android device from PC

I want to run terminal on my device however the small screen is very inconvenient. I wondering if it is possible to run terminal on real android device from PC?
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How can I toggle mobile data from a terminal?

I have a rooted Sony Xperia 3 running CyanogenMod 10. Can I turn off mobile data from the terminal?
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Terminal-IDE / wifi routing issues

As cited here, I think there are likely issues unique to Terminal-IDE users because Terminal-IDE is, effectively, an "accessable-linux-on-your-non-rooted-Android" environment. And, therefore, it ...
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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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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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Running am commands in terminal without using su

Android: JB 4.2.2 I am trying to launch Android apps from the terminal emulator using the am command. When I tried the phone's terminal emulator application, it gave me an error:- ...
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Android shell script permissions? [duplicate]

I have a rooted phone, and I was playing around with Terminal Emulator. I tried writing a simple shell script (test.sh) : #!/bin/sh echo "Hello, World!" Then I opened terminal emulator, cd'd to ...
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In search of a Terminal App that works with SSH to AWS (EC2)

I have the itch to try and see how far down this path I can get for my own work. I've got a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Bluetooth keyboard. I created an AWS EC2 Micro Instance and I can SSH into it from my ...
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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?