Termux: terminal on Android

Do you miss the all-powerful terminal on your Android? Or just want to turn it into the ultimate geek’s tool? Termux is a super-cool terminal emulator for Android devices. It looks almost identical to the regular Linux terminal emulators and is definitely a neighbour’s envy, geek’s pride.

Wait, we haven’t even talked about how extensible Termux is and the possibilities. Termux provides a package based framework to install other native Linux cmdline software on Android. It uses the apt package manager. The base  emulator is just 125KB at the time of writing.


  • Enjoy the bash and zsh shells
  • Edit files with nano and vim
  • Access servers over ssh
  • Compile code with gcc and clang
  • Use the python console as a pocket calculator
  • Check out projects with git and subversion
  • Run text-based games with frotz
  • Long-press on the terminal to access help menu

On Google Play: Termux

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