ZShaolin GNU / Linux terminal


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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What's New

Stable 1.1 release - Lollypop is not supported.
☞ mongoose pocket http and webdav server on LAN
☞ openssh server with easy key exchange (z-ssh)
☞ dcraw to edit raw photo formats
☞ jhead to manipulate image metadata (exif)
☞ ncdu to explore directories by size occupation
☞ cgsecurity tools for deleted files recovery
☞ tmux console manager for extra usability

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

Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if bought after 7/2/2016. Learn More
December 21, 2014
Current Version
Requires Android
1.6 - 4.4W
Content Rating
Offered By
Dyne.org foundation Haparandadam 7 - A1 1013AK Amsterdam The Netherlands
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