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The Google Play Store features many launchers, of all sorts, ready to make your life easier.  Whether it's Apex Launcher, Evie Launcher, or Nova Launcher, there are a lot of third-party launchers for you to choose from.  At the base-level though, these launchers start out — thematically — quite similar.  However, you can customize them with beautiful icon packs, themes, widgets, and more.  As you may know, Android's built on the Linux kernel.  Thus, it has a hidden shell functionality — which, fans of GNU/Linux may be pleased to give a try.  A full Linux terminal environment on an Android phone?  That, definitely, sounds interesting.  But, what if you could replace your stock launcher with a launcher that mimics the Linux terminal interface?  Luckily, you can — thanks to the Linux CLI Launcher.

Linux CLI Launcher for Android replaces your home screen with a minimalist terminal-style interface, which uses commands to control basically everything.  You can call, manage your contacts, and/or text using simple commands.  Aside from supporting some basic GNU/Linux commands, the application offers the ability to create aliases…  Running your favourite games and/or applications effortlessly.

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https://forces.army/blog/2017/04/28/transform-your-home-screen-into-a-terminal-linux-cli-launcher/

Transform Your Home Screen Into a Terminal :: Linux CLI Launcher

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by James Stewart
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The Google Play Store features many launchers, of all sorts, ready to make your life easier.  Whether it's Apex Launcher, Evie Launcher, or Nova Launcher, there are a lot of third-party launchers for you to choose from.  At the base-level though, these launchers start out — thematically — quite similar.  However, you can customize them with beautiful icon packs, themes, widgets, and more.  As you may know, Android's built on the Linux kernel.  Thus, it has a hidden shell functionality — which, fans of GNU/Linux may be pleased to give a try.  A full Linux terminal environment on an Android phone?  That, definitely, sounds interesting.  But, what if you could replace your stock launcher with a launcher that mimics the Linux terminal interface?  Luckily, you can — thanks to the Linux CLI Launcher.

Linux CLI Launcher for Android replaces your home screen with a minimalist terminal-style interface, which uses commands to control basically everything.  You can call, manage your contacts, and/or text using simple commands.  Aside from supporting some basic GNU/Linux commands, the application offers the ability to create aliases…  Running your favourite games and/or applications effortlessly.

You don't have to be a GNU/Linux nerd nor know all of the commands.  The launcher provides a built-in command suggestion feature.  Navigating the launcher's relatively easy.  With some practice, it helps you to understand some of the more basic terminal commands — should you try to run a distribution on your desktop and/or laptop later on.


 

 

 

To control the device you can use the following commands:

  • calc [Expression]
  • call [Contact]
  • cp [File] [Destination]
  • flash
  • mv [File] [Destination]
  • search¬†[Files, Google, Play Store, YouTube]
  • share [File]
  • sms¬†[Contact] [Text]
  • uninstall [App]
  • wifi
  • Many More…

Head on over to the Play Store and give it a try.

 
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References:

  1. Do you like Linux? Do you like the command line? Then this launcher is for you!
    by benzarr410 Published: 
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  2. Linux CLI Launcher
    by Francesco Andreuzzi Referenced: 
  3. T-UI, Linux Shell Launcher Community
    by Francesco Andreuzzi Referenced: 

 

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