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

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How to check my phone hardware specs on Android terminal emulator

I was wondering if there is command to check the hardware specs of my phone. I just installed the Android terminal emulator. I've tried the 'lshw' but it does not work. Thanks in advance.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay with a physical keyboard; how can I remap a spare key to send Esc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay running Android 4.1.2; it's an unusual phone because it slides open to reveal a built-in physical keyboard. The keyboard has no Esc key. It'd be nice to have one, so ...
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Run Bash Script from Terminal

I have modified a kernel's ramdisk to include a "settings" terminal run bash script. However, when I type in terminal su dp I get file is not found. dp exists in the ramdisk as /sbin/dp I've ...
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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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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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Launch app with UI in background

Is it possible to start a regular app – with a GUI – in the background, without displaying its UI? Also, it needs to be launched from the shell terminal, not from java. What I'm using currently: am ...
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Error `ssh not found` in terminal Android

I'm trying to use ssh in the app Terminal Emulator in Android, but it gives me the error /system/bin/sh: ssh: not found. This is strange to me, since I also use ssh in the apps AndFTP and SSH Server ...
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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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access media files through sftp

I am trying to access the media files on my android device in my terminal(ubuntu) through sftp. I am able to view the image/video/audio files present but I am unable to open them. Is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to enable Location Services via Shell?

Is it possible to enable Location Services(GPS or Google NetworkLocation) via ADB or Terminal Emulator? I'm on a rooted Phone. Extra Points: Is it also possible to change other system-related ...
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How do i open a text file from a terminal window from within the android gui

I'm trying to open a text file from within a terminal window emulator -- but not so it opens in the actual terminal but more like I've just clicked on it. So my question is: What command can I use to ...
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Home screen icon for terminal program?

I'm using terminal-ide http://code.google.com/p/terminal-ide/ which is basically a terminal for android with all sorts of utilities. One is able to create bash scripts for example. Is there a way to ...
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is there a way to run *.sh file by just touching it in a file manager?

I mean like it is when user opens an image file a pane opens where user can select app for given type. But when I'm clicking on *.sh file the first option that shows up is to open as ...
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Set/Get value of variables in '/proc/sys/net' using terminal

consider these values which are stored in their respected files in this path: /proc/sys/net /core/rmem_default 32768 /core/rmem_max 65536 /core/wmem_default 32768 /core/wmem_max 65536 /core/somaxconn ...
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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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How to use my android smartphone to call a distant modem?

I have a domotic app using a modem on a RTC line and would like to connect to the modem with my smartphone as I can do with my PC through Hyperterminal. Is there a means to do that, using the phone ...
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Git-clone in Terminal IDE

Since it seems impossible to Opening an html file located in Terminal IDE working directory, I have to work in a directory that both Terminal IDE and Firefox / Chrome can access. Looks like ...
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Opening an html file located in Terminal IDE working directory

For some reason I am producing some html files from Terminal IDE. However I can't seem to open any of them located in the working directory. Say we have ...
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Color Scheme with Vim on Android?

I am trying to get a "solarized dark" colorscheme to work with Vim on android. Vim itself runs, and the plugin itself runs, but the colorscheme comes out wrong. I am using jackpal.androidterm app ...
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How to launch apps from terminal

In linux I like to launch the applications from the terminal. Most of the time it is the fast way to launch apps especially on repeated use. In android there are good launcher like Fast app search ...
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Logcat command not reading arguments properly

I'm trying to get my phone to constantly record its logcat. I'm using the following command: logcat -f /sdcard/logcat.log -r 1024 -n 10 & The problem is when I execute this, it only saves 5 ...
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Root commands on terminal emulator not working system-wide

I want to run the following command as root in the Android Terminal Emulator. mount -o bind /storage/extSdCard /data/media I have tested this on a Samsung Galaxy S3 running CyanogenMod 11 and it ...
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Can't find “iplink” program on rooted phone

I'm using LG Optimus Black P970 with ICS 4.0.4. After rooting my phone, when I'm writing in the terminal the command busybox iplink show eth0, it shows iplink applet not found. What should I do? Also ...
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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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Calling scp invokes sftp

Hi guys when I try to call scp from terminal emulator it invokes sftp, I have scp installed (along with ssh and sftp) in /system/bin folder.I know it's working correctly because typing just scp gives ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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Determining file type from android terminal emulator

I have a file of unknown type that does not display properly in es file explorer and I have no other app installed that can open it. Can I use the terminal emulator (or some other method?) To ...
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Does Android have a terminal like Window's Run?

I have often hated the idea of looking for apps among tons of glossy icons and running them that way. I wonder if there is a terminal capability in Android like that of Linux or Windows (Run window) ...
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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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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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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 ...