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  1. EmjaiX

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    Does anyone know any of the commands for the terminal ?
     


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  2. Hadron

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    Loads. If you have busybox installed you can use most Unix/Linux shell commands. And rather than type a glossary, my advice would be to find a list of those on the web and try those that look like they might be useful.

    Real question is, what do you want to do?
     
  3. EmjaiX

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    At the moment I just want expand my horizon in this new environment
     
  4. Hadron

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    Well Android is based on Linux, so the terminal allows you to type Linux shell commands. There are too many of those to type a list, and you can find lists and tutorials on the web, but if there were specific things you wanted then we might be able to answer.

    Out of the box Android only supports a limited subset of commands, but if you install something called busybox (there are some no-root installers in the Play Store) you can use most commands.
     
  5. EmjaiX

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    Well if that's the case would you happen to know the cli for user info and directory tree

    I've tried a few but came back as errors
     
  6. Hadron

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    What do you mean by "user info"?

    For listing files in a directory use the "ls" command. "ls - l" for more information about each. "ls <path>" for the content of a specific directory (whose path you supply as the argument), or "ls /" to start at the top of the filesystem.

    Note that busybox is one of the first things I install, so I cannot remember what does or does not work without it.
     
  7. EmjaiX

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    By user info I'm referring to users/account on device as opposed to to Windows accounts
     
  8. Hadron

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    Most devices only have the one user account, which is probably why the user management commands I know don't work even with busybox. I'm afraid I can't help with that.
     
  9. EmjaiX

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    Okay bro thanks for all the help
     

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