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Linux CLI Launcher Converts Android Home Screen Into Command Line Interface

Apr 27, 2017 01:10 PM EDT

The Google Play Store includes several launchers to make the user's life easier. Be it Apex launcher, Nova launcher or Evie launcher. At the base level all these launchers start off similarly. However, Android has been based on Linux kernel and it has several features for users to try. Even though a full Linux terminal is great, replacing it with a launcher that mimics the Linux terminal is simply awesome.

The Linux CLI Launcher deserves all the credit for it. Now, this launcher works wonderfully. It replaces the home screen with minimalist terminal type interface. As per the XDA Developers,the launcher uses command to control everything. Users can text, call and manage contacts using nothing, but commands. Apart from supporting some basic Linux commands, the app offers the ability to run games and more.

Interestingly, the users don't need to be a Linux nerd to use the Linux CLI Launcher and know all the commands. The launcher comes with a built-in command suggestion feature to help the users. In fact, operating the launcher is also quite easy. Just some practice would help the user understand the basic terminal commands. This would help the users to run a distribution on the laptop or desktop.

Some of these commands include uninstall(app), call(name),sms(contact name) (text), free, restart, search,calc, share(file), flash, time etc, The Next Web reported. Along with providing complete support to Android and Linux commands, the app features some handy functionality. This allows the users to create their own shortcut to easily open apps. It also comes with a built-in feature that allow users to compose their own commands.

Even though the Linux CLI Launcher might seem to overkill, several users have claimed that the launcher works better than the standard icon based interface. In fact, some users have also claimed the launcher works faster and even better. The app is also available on Google Play Store for download.

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