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Old 08-29-2013
Basic commands for android!!


I have a n android phone and just rooted it. I access it using 'terminal Emulator'. I performed many basic linux-like commands in the terminal like rm,ls,df,reboot etc and they are working fine. But many of them are not like man <something>, clear,du etc.

Can any of you please help to tell me alternatives for 'clear' and 'man' for android?Smilie
# 2  
Old 08-29-2013

I have just installed CygWin for the first time on my old Windwoes box and that didn't have clear either, so I quickly hacked this simple shell script and saved it in /usr/bin as clear...
#!/bin/bash --posix
# 'clear' command.
for n in {0..127}
        printf "\n"
printf "\x1B[1;1f"

Hopefully it will work for you with your version of shell. If not just experiment...
Don't forget to set the permissions as 755 or something similar and just launch it as the clear command...

Hope this is useful...
# 3  
Old 08-29-2013
Originally Posted by wisecracker
I have just installed CygWin for the first time on my old Windwoes box and that didn't have clear either ...
You can probably just type Control-L.

# 4  
Old 08-29-2013
What about
printf "\033[2J"

(man console_codes)
# 5  
Old 08-29-2013
Hi RudiC...

Sadly that does not work on this Apple OSX 10.7.5...

It does NOT reset the cursor back to the top left hand side (plus prompt)...


This is a better bet:-
printf "\x1B[2J\x1B[1;1f"

# 6  
Old 08-29-2013
Android phones do not have "man pages" per se included with the Android distribution on a mobile phone ....
# 7  
Old 08-30-2013
Thanks everyone for replying!!!

I am not able to even use 'vi', how do I now create file and save in /usr/bin. My phone is Xperia neo v mt 15i. Smilie

echo is working. Print & printf are not working.
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