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Thread: Need help with Mobile Terminal
02-10-2011, 02:26 PM #1Need help with Mobile Terminal
ok i need help with some of the functions/commands for the mobile terminal, i don't mean the Unix commands, i already know those, i mean commands to perform functions on the terminal itself.
here are some of my questions:
1) how do i open a new terminal? do i have to double tap the screen or something?i noticed that you can switch between only two terminals. how do i hide the keyboard? i've looked at the documentation for mobile terminal at mobileterminal.googlecode.com but some of those commands don't work. for example, it says to double tap the screen to hide the keyboard, but that did not work!
2) on a real unix terminal you can press the up arrow and it will show you what you've previously typed, how do i do that on the mobile terminal? how do i scroll up and down the terminal? what other useful tricks do any of you know on mobile terminal?
3)is the mobile terminal full blown terminal emulator or is it just something on a mini scale. can it run all unix commands? i've noticed that i can do ssh on it, pretty impressive.
02-12-2011, 12:02 AM #2
On iOS 3.x at least, double-tapping hides the keyboard, and doing a short swipe up/right/down/left acts as an arrow key. Diagonal swiping does various commands as described by the menu options.
Perhaps on iOS 4, the beta version of MobileTerminal isn't quite as fully-featured. I don't honestly know.