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Here are a few commands for Android in terminal. If you have any commands that you think should be here, just reply. Enjoy!

chmod - give/take rights away from files. The numbers you see in the how-to's is a little complicated. It has to do with the rights you are assigning the file or folder. http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Chmod for further reading.

cat - look at, modify, or combine a file. You can also copy files with this command by "reading" it to another file instead of to the screen.

cd - change from one directory to another

cp - Copy a file from one location to another

dd - copies exact locations to other locations. Can be an entire drive, a folder, etc.

dd if= of=. uses an input file and an output file.

exit - exits the shell you are in. When you type su you start up a shell.

ls - lists all files with in a directory try ls - l too.

mv - Move a file from one location to another. At the same time you can rename a file.

su - Substitute User. We type this to switch to the root user. You need to type this command first to do a lot of the other commands.

tar - creates taped archives. Compresses files like winzip, 7zip, winrar and others tar /? for details.
rm - followed by a file name with delete the file sync - synchronizes any data on disk with data in memory. We type this before rebooting to ensure we've got all data written

Other commands of interest:

df - how much free disk space. In linux you can add a switch "df -h" but the "-h" does nothing for me on Android. top - like task manager, it displays running processes. in Linux the q key quits. On Android I don't know how to make it quit other than closing the app. uptime - displays how long it has been since you last rebooted the system.

busybox - a tool that combines many linux commands into a single compact file. Typing this displays all the commands at your disposal.

busybox df - a much easier to read display of free diskspace. This display shows how full (use%) each file system is.
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thank you so much, well for a noob like me very informative was looking for this kind from very long
 
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Substitute user XD you know it is superuser right?
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free - see all free Memory from the Device
 
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Substitute user XD you know it is superuser right?
Actually substitute user is also correct.

"The su command, also referred to as substitute user, super user, or switch user, allows a computer operator to change the current user account associated with the running virtual console."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Su_(Unix)

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So practically the basic linux comands are the same with android terminal!!!
 
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I just noticed that the ping command is working just fine
Type ping 4.2.2.4 for example
 
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If you have any commands that you think should be here, just reply. Enjoy!
svc data enable - turn on mobile data

svc data disable - turn off mobile data

svc wifi enable - turn on wifi

svc wifi disable - turn off wifi

svc help - show information about subcommands
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For the top command mentioned in the OP, just type "top -n 1" and it will exit, leaving you with the readout at the time you executed the command. -n is for number of updates before stopping.

Also will add that the powertop command will show the top reasons for wakeups from idle.
 
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