ZShaolin installs a powerful console terminal on your Android device. It comes with a fully featured and well usable shell (colors, completion etc.), a large software keyboard and several scripting possibilities to edit and convert batches of photos, images, audio and video in different formats, transfer files and admin remote machines.
No root required! ZShaolin saves you time and effort to be all set on Android with a PRO terminal
☞ Vim (fully featured) to edit texts with syntax highlight and more
☞ Emacs console the lisp extensible editor, fully featured
☞ RSync to transfer large files over the Internet
☞ OpenSSH client and daemon to connect remote machines
☞ FFMpeg to convert, decode and encode audio and video files
☞ ImageMagick to convert and manipulate all image formats
☞ Sox and OggZ to manipulate and convert audio files
☞ GnuPG to encrypt and decrypt files and verify crypto signatures
☞ HTop, NCdu and other tools to understand what's going on
☞ Awk, Sed, Curl and GNU tools for shell scripts
☞ And even Games, how can we live without them? ;^)
As you can imagine ZShaolin is there to make an hacker's life easier when using Android, while offering a friendly learning environment for shell scripting.
+ experimental packages (help welcome):
☞ Git versioning system to keep track of your files and their modifications
☞ Lighttpd to serve files and HTML pages from your device
☞ Lynx a textual web browser to surf while using the terminal
☞ Midnight Commander the historical file manager for console
☞ Tmux console terminal screen manager
ZShaolin comes complete with all manual pages of included programs (just use man!)
There is plenty of documentation freely available on the Internet in English and other languages on how to use a terminal console, here below we suggest some introductory reading:
☞ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_shell Information about the Z-shell
☞ http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line Introduction to the command-line
☞ http://zshwiki.org ZSh user's wiki
☞ http://grml.org/zsh/grml-zsh-refcard.pdf ZSh configuration reference card
☞ http://www.imagemagick.org/script image manipulation
☞ http://sox.sourceforge.net/Docs/Documentation audio manipulation
☞ http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html video manipulation
☯☯☯☯☯☯ Remote Shell (NEW!)
To log-in using another computer on the local network via SSH run 'z-ssh' and follow the instructions.
ZShaolin will generate keys and launch an ssh daemon.
☯☯☯☯☯☯ Known Bugs
☞ SWIFT keyboard not supported.
☞ UTF-8 extended characters are not supported (yet).
☞ Only ARM devices supported, no Intel (yet).
☞ Experimental stage: Perl, Lynx, Lighttpd, MC
☞ Not really a bug, but you need approx 240MB free! be sure there is enough space in FLASH (not sdcard)
We are actively developing ZShaolin and we welcome your bug reports: please report your problems on https://github.com/dyne/ZShaolin/issues and not in the market comments! Many reported so far were due to hardware failure. You need to make sure your hardware is in a good state and test at least twice if you can reproduce the bug. Rember this is software for developers and sysadmins: people who love to read the manuals.
I will react to your reports, but keep in mind I love details! ;^)
This application is still in development: by buying it you will support its progress, on our website we also detail how your money is spent.
If you don't have money to pay, you can build ZShaolin yourself: its all made with free and open-source software. To get to the sources follow links from the homepage on http://www.dyne.org/software/zshaolin
Many people supported this development by buying this app: MANY THANKS!
And happy hacking! :^)
Main new feature is the possibility to connect to ZShaolin via ☞ SSHD from another computer. Just run the helper "z-ssh" in the terminal and follow the simple instructions.
Curl is now present and working along with some more scripting fixes.
Also try "ncdu" useful to explore the directories by size occupation
And games! :^)
☞ Curse of War, CTetris and Cryptoslam
User forum https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/zshaolin
Thanks to stargazers!