I learnt about
termux from a friend on IRC recently. It looked super gimmicky to me at first, but it eventually proved to be useful. Here’s what I use it for:
Ever since I degoogled my android device, syncing files between my phone and my PC has always been a pain. I’m looking at you MTP. But, with
sshd all set up, it’s as simple as:
$ arp Address HWtype HWad ... 192.168.43.187 ether d0:0 ... $ rsync -avz 192.168.43.187:~/frogs ~/pics/frogs
ssh & tmux
My phone doubles as a secondary view into my main machine with
tmux. When I am away from my PC (read: sitting across the room), I check build status and IRC messages by
sshing into a tmux session running the said build or weechat.
Not being able to access my (ssh-only) file host was crippling. With a
bash instance on my phone, I just copied over my ssh keys, and popped in a file upload script (a glorified
scp). Now I just have to figure out a way to clean up these file names …
~/storage/pictures/ $ ls 02muf5g7b2i41.jpg 7alt3cwg77841.jpg cl4bsrge7id11.png mtZabXG.jpg p8d5c584f2841.jpg vjUxGjq.jpg
Alright, I don’t really listen to music via
cmus, but I did use it a couple times when my default music player was acting up.
cmus is a viable option:
I'm Akshay, I go by nerd or nerdypepper on the internet.