What is Bash?

Bash is a command processor, and as such typically used at the -- which on Android means either using a terminal app such as e.g. Android Terminal Emulator, or addressing it via using the adb shell command. Wikipedia puts it this way:

Bash is a command processor, typically run in a text window, allowing the user to type commands which cause actions. Bash can also read commands from a file, called a script. Like all Unix shells, it supports filename wildcarding, piping, here documents, command substitution, variables and control structures for condition-testing and iteration.

(Recommendation: Read the full article, as it not only gives a lot of background, but also practical information).

Related tags

  • : the command-line is used in conjunction with Bash
  • : Bash is a "shell", so you can find additional/more generic information via this tag.
  • : a terminal app gives you the chance to access Bash (or any other shell) on your Android device


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