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Old 19. Nov 2013, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been wondering about this since some time.

Since Android is based on Linux, is there like a command line, or command line app available for Android?

I often want to ping my ISP server from my phone, so that in case it's down, I can see from my phone, and not have to go to my PC to look at it.

So, anyway to do that?
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Old 20. Nov 2013, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is this the type of thing you mean ? I don't know much about Linux or pinging but there were a few other apps to Access your Android's built-in Linux command line shell but this was the most popular Android Terminal Emulator
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I am currently using Terminal IDE. It is simply the best command line I've found for Android. It doesn't ask for root but if you have it, you get full access to Busybox commands and stuff. It works flawlessly! It even includes several tutorials for us to learn something.

The only downside is its size. It is a 50 MB download and it takes about 150 MB when installed and cannot be moved to the SDCard (the developer warns you about this) but it runs on Gingerbread (2.3.x) and later versions of Android. Definitely a top app.
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So these apps do exist!

Thanks a lot Juxxize and IO.Hazard .

Android Terminal Emulator did the job for me. I was looking for a simple terminal to basically run the ping command on.

Funny though, I could run the command and it started running, but then I was just at loss how to stop it, because I didn't know how to type Control-C . Then, I again went to its page, and there in the screenshots it showed a settings page, which I then accessed and found the buttons to emulate Control-C.

I will take a look at Terminal IDE, although I don't think I have the need for such a big app. It's really huge . But, good to know that such a full fledged app does exist, in case the need arises.

I used to read a lot about Linux and used to know a lot, specially the insides and the commands, when I was working, but alas, I have forgotten it all now, and lost touch with Linux.

Thanks again guys .
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