ZShaolin GNU / Linux terminal

ZShaolin GNU / Linux terminal

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ZShaolin is a powerful console terminal full of extra command-line tools, no root required!. 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.

☯☯☯☯☯☯ Features

ZShaolin saves you time and effort to be set on Android with a PRO terminal full of authentic GNU/Linux tools: local storage and LAN services, no ads and no clouds.


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
Tmux console terminal screen manager and multiplexer
Mongoose shares files on LAN over HTTP and WebDAV
FFMpeg to convert, decode and encode audio and video files
ImageMagick to convert and manipulate all image formats
dcraw and jhead to edit raw photo formats and metadata
Sox and OggZ to manipulate and convert audio files
GnuPG and Steghide to hide and protect secret files
HTop, NCdu and other tools to understand what's going on
Awk, Sed, Curl and GNU tools for shell scripts
Manpages 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:

Git versioning system (limited to local functions)
Lynx a textual web browser
Midnight Commander file manager for console

☯☯☯☯☯☯ Documentation

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).
☞ 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! We do our best to help and improve the software, but you need to make sure your hardware is in a good state and test twice if you can reproduce the bug. And rember this is software for developers and sysadmins: people who read the manuals and love to care about details! ;^)

☯☯☯☯☯☯ Thanks!

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 https://www.dyne.org/software/zshaolin

Many people supported this development by buying this app: MANY THANKS!

And happy hacking! :^)

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Recently changed in this version

Stable 1.0 release!
☞ dcraw to edit raw photo formats
☞ jhead to manipulate image metadata (exif)
☞ ncdu to explore directories by size occupation

Usability is improved by:
☞ tmux console manager
Scrolling history is now the only touch gesture (no more fling mess!).
ZShaolin can be connected via ☞ SSHD from another computer: run the helper "z-ssh" in the terminal and follow the simple instructions.

Fixes to: LUA and Curl

Enjoy the games! :^)
☞ Curse of War, CTetris and Cryptoslam

Comments and ratings for ZShaolin GNU / Linux terminal
  • (46 stars)

    by Simon Leonard on 19/02/2014

    I love this. So far it's turned out to be my favourite batch editor for images but something really annoys me. First, there is no option to map the terminal "ESC" key to the physical back key. This is important on ASUS transformers as the back key on the physical keyboard is exactly where ESC is on a normal keyboard. Also, pasting into the terminal (or at least vi) seems impossible. edit: in fact

  • (46 stars)

    by Tomi Häsä on 14/01/2014

    Emacs seems to be looking for an SD card, but Nexus 7 has no SD card slot. At least I can enjoy the UNIX/Linux look!

  • (46 stars)

    by Ερής Έξαλλος on 27/12/2013

    I admit, I don't use this very often. I mainly bought this to support the developer and have an alternative to BTEP. If you are comfortable with zsh on desktop, then you'll find this app quite useful.

  • (46 stars)

    by Jorge Buchmann on 09/12/2013

    Great. Thanks for including mc.

  • (46 stars)

    by Asher Shlachtman on 24/11/2013

    I have no words.

  • (46 stars)

    by Jeremiah Baughman on 15/11/2013

    Like a good home cooked meal. It makes a zsher feel at home.

  • (46 stars)

    by Stephen Blott on 01/10/2013

    In addition to zsh, this app provides a very-full set of Unix utilities, including a complete git client.