ZShaolin GNU / Linux terminal

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    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.


    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


    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: Information about the Z-shell Introduction to the command-line ZSh user's wiki ZSh configuration reference card image manipulation audio manipulation 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 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! ;^)


    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

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

    And happy hacking! :^)

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