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

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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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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?
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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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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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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 run a specific app's action via terminal?

I need to run my android app from a remote computer via SSH, but I'm not a command-line expert, so I would like to know: how to run a specific action of an app? (not just open it) Which implies: how ...
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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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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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How can I execute command in the terminal as root?

How can I get root permissions in a terminal?
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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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Starting an activity listed under “Settings” from terminal (or adb shell)

I would like to start this activity from terminal. com.android.settings.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity I tried am start -S com.android.settings/.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity and this is ...
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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 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 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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Terminal-IDE: Is there a working wiki somewhere to discuss issues unique to this environment?

I'm trying to use the "Terminal-IDE" development environment. I think it's FANTASTIC from what I can see so far, but at the moment its promise is more than it delivers (to me at least) because I'm ...