Use this tag when your issue involves a Linux laptop/PC or addresses Linux-specific topics on your Android device. In the latter case, consider if other tags like e.g. 'command-line' or 'shell' might be better fitting. See the full tag wiki for additional details and hints. Note that questions purely about operating Linux-based OS on Android devices are off-topic.

What is Linux?

Linux is a computer operating system with is based on free and open-source software. Android shares some components with the Linux operating system, where the Linux kernel is the most popular and important shared component.

Related tags

  • : a text interface to enter commands interactively
  • : the core component of the underlying Linux system
  • : the shell usually provides a command-line interface to the underlying operating system
  • : on Android, a terminal app provides command-line access to the shell