The Bourne Identity (shell access, any one?)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by simmcrd, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. simmcrd

    simmcrd Active Member
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    Has any one been able to access the user shell? I would love to have a suite of basic linux utilities (netstat, dig, ssh2) able to run from the command line.:thinking:
     

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  2. johnkzin

    johnkzin Well-Known Member
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    Me too. That and OpenSSH ... The gnu shell tools don't take up THAT much space (10MB at the most, IIRC). So it shouldn't be a space concern.

    Then I'd just want a VNC viewer... There's some other things I'd want, but those would satisfy my "unix" side.
     
  3. simmcrd

    simmcrd Active Member
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    I haven't parsed the Android source code yet, but I would think it to be relatively easy for an enterprising programmer, with time on his hand , to access the user shell (or to craft or port a lightweight shell). Any ideas?
     
  4. isaackearl

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    ya that would be totally sweet if I could get my hands on some everyday Linux type tools, like terminal. or maybe just an ssh tool or vnc viewer. that would really make this phone even sweeter
     

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