What it is
The successor of Another Term Lite.
Initially it was decided to fill the gap in USB serial dongle terminals that provide features allow comfortable work without a hardware keyboard. However as time passed, it has grown into something closer to Termux. Built-in SSH client has also been added.
Built-in screen keyboard gesture wheel
Shift-Key (usually) Alt-Shift-key ⇑ (usually) ⇖ Alt-Key ⇐ Key ⇒ Ctrl-Key (usually) (usually) ⇓ Cancel (and a good place to keep a finger down to display available gestures)
- implemented a bit better than Termux:
- passing descriptors via SCM_RIGHTS ancillary messages instead of copying data;
- credentials checking to prevent possible spoofing attacks;
shell plugins in separate APKs with dev API and signature checking;
it’s supposed to use PRoot with existing Linux repositories — Installing Linux under PRoot;
- access USB and Bluetooth serial dongles right from the shell:
... | "$TERMSH" serial 9600 | ...
see serial port examples;
- but no
amcommand analog yet.