Linux commands that are also available on Android.
Posted: November 15, 2012. At: 8:30 PM. This was 4 years ago.
There are many Linux commands that are available on Android devices when you are using the terminal emulator app.
Firstly the ls command. This is used to list files in a directory.
Then the cat command; this is used to view the contents of a text file.
The mv command will move a file from one folder to another; or from one filename to another.
If you want to list the last commands executed in the terminal emulator app; the hash command will perform this task.
There is a nice Linux command list in this app; this is a good reference for the Linux user: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.application.LinuxCommandList&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hcHBsaWNhdGlvbi5MaW51eENvbW1hbmRMaXN0Il0..
Here is another good Android application with a lovely command reference for the Red Hat or Centos user: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.northgatecomputing.redhat_centos_5_cheatsheet&feature=also_installed#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwNCwiY29tLm5vcnRoZ2F0ZWNvbXB1dGluZy5yZWRoYXRfY2VudG9zXzVfY2hlYXRzaGVldCJd.
This app is a good one to have if you have a computer running Ubuntu. This is an Ubuntu One app that will automatically upload files from your `phone or tablet to the cloud: Ubuntu One app.
If you want to read UNIX/Linux manual pages whilst you are on the move; this app will be the perfect solution. Linux/UNIX man pages.
Finally; this is another good app for learning the Linux commands that are useful when you are getting to grips with your Linux installation.
Here is a video about the upcoming Ubuntu for ARM based Android mobile devices. This will be very interesting when this is finished; running a desktop Linux distribution on a mobile phone will be a reality.