Projects / ZShaolin


ZShaolin installs a powerful terminal on your Android device, without requiring root. It comes with applications to edit text, images, audio, and video using shell scripts and programs like FFMpeg, ImageMagick, Sox, Oggz, Lua, awk, sed, vim, emacs, git, SSH, and rsync. A zsh command line environment comes pre-configured with colors, smart completion, error correction, and all man pages, making ZShaolin also suitable for those who would like to learn shell scripting and Unix system administration via a remote session.

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Recent releases

  •  18 Nov 2013 11:02

    Release Notes: This release adds stability to the shell environment and adds several new useful tools to it: Midnight Commander, Lighttpd, the Lynx Web browser, and GnuPG. Some more text based games are included for having fun while at the console: Curseofwar, CTetris, and Cryptoslam. ZSh is updated to version 5 and an online user discussion forum is made available.

    •  14 Nov 2013 20:31

      Release Notes: This release fixes all git functions, provides OpenSSH in place of dropbear for full SSH operability, and includes a bonus Asteroid-like multiplayer game, Matanza. The SDK used to build ZShaolin has been updated, and supports multiple toolchains including the NDK provided by Google. Work on a new packaging system has just started.

      •  28 Apr 2013 16:12

        Release Notes: This release fixes the Vim editor and adds working binaries for Emacs and Nmap.

        •  03 Mar 2013 22:38

          Release Notes: This release improves usability, speed, and stability by updating the terminal interface and adding its own keyboard. The shell environment now includes a Perl interpreter, more manual pages, and a working scp command.

          •  27 Nov 2012 15:41

            Release Notes: Vim was recompiled with enable-huge to activate more features. ImageMagick and FFMpeg link additional media libraries to expand the support to more file formats.


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