Mobile Terminal Questions

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  1. Happyman7

    Happyman7 Member

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    Hi

    I have looked on google and this website and have not able to find the answers to my questions, so I am hoping I can get some straight-forward answers ;D

    Without further ado:

    1 What is Mobile Terminal?
    2. What does mobile terminal do
    3. How do I use Mobile Terminal?


    Hopefully I will be lucky enough to get a detailed answer instead of a "Mobile Terminal is a program that make red lights flash" kind of thing. :/

    If there is a detailed explanation to all this in 1-3 (max of 4 is preferable) threads please give me a link to it/them. Just make sure they are detailed

    Just FYI, later in this thread I am probably going to ask how to use a program that apparently requires Mobile Terminal

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    Well I have to go see if a long-awaited start up of a Triumph Bonneville is successful. Thanks in advanced!

    -Happyman7
  2. defleopard98

    defleopard98 New Member

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    Mobile terminal is a terminal emulator, if you have a Mac I think it just called terminal, and if you have Windows, it's close (in idea) to the DOS cmd.

    Mobile Terminal uses a computer scripting language called Bourne shell(or BASH for short). This isn't iPhone unique, many Unix OS's have been using BASH for many years. Here is a tutorial to a basic tutorial for BASH. Unless you know what your doing, or have a specific reason for using the terminal (like downloading ******* files), there is know reason to use it, as a GUI app is probably easier to navigate and use.

    I'll answer 2+3 at the same time. Mobile Terminal interprets the commands you give it and returns the result or whatever. To use it, just type!. Here are some basics:

    Code:
    ls    #lists files and folders
    cd  <directory-to-change-to>    #changes current folder
    cp  <filename>     <destination>    #copys files
    rm <filename>   #removes file [U]permanently[/U]
    Uses for mobile terminal:
    If you don't want to go into Cydia because it will be slooow:
    "apt-get install <package-name>"
    Code:
    $su
    password:   [COLOR="SeaGreen"](will not show but type "alpine")[/COLOR]
    #apt-get install dtunes
    
    That will install dtunes for you, without the trouble of cydia.

    Probably not of much use to you personally, but if you know what your doing, it can be powerful. If you don't, though, you could seriously screw up your device.
  3. xinzhitan14

    xinzhitan14 New Member

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    can you do rm -rf? haha (i would not recommend this command)

    does this use a lot of linux commands?
  4. Sumea

    Sumea New Member

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    Well, since I know only little, and next to none of Unix, I cannot say, but what I think is that Unix And linux are somewhat similar.

    Though, there are mac oriented commands (security.proc - whatever - commands that turn off program sign check)
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    xinzhitan14 New Member

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    i used centos and ubuntu and these commands are looking awfully familiar haha. Should be interesting what kind of things you can do with this terminal app.
  6. robertomano24

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    Answer: Yes. rm -rf works
    Reason: Experience. DON'T USE rm -rf! If your iPod Touch could talk, it would say "SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK..." Then it would turn black and blow up.
  7. Schtac

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    There is an application in the AppStore called Linux Command, I think that will help you
  8. Sumea

    Sumea New Member

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    Yeah, I only used it to turn off mac specific app signature settings (resets after reboot) to test clannad, and also sign the xclannad executable with ldid. I ALSO used apt-get what IS really similar to linux - so yeah.

    Also, su where you login as root etc.

    It is similar to linux but i bet more like the unix core pumping as the heart being similar to linux is one reason
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  10. Freerunnering

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    What do I type in to make it reinstall cydia?
    Thanks

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