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[APP] ZShaolin light XDA-DEV release

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works without root - only for ARM based devices

ZShaolin light xda-dev is an unrooted shell of full static binaries of software as: OpenSSH, Midnight Commander, Git and ncdu and of course ZSh now up to version 5.

Most of the above is compiled completely static with my own toolchain (also available in the download zone, not the Google NDK), the binaries are likely to be portable across a vast number of devices.

I'm happy if anyone finds this useful or even just entertaining.
Buy the full edition to support development, donations welcome on

This light xda-dev version will receive no updates and misses binaries for ImageMagick, FFmpeg, Vim fully featured, Emacs, RSync and more ASCII games, all tools found in the paid version.

However, ZShaolin is free open source, all sources are provided on and

Be welcome to hack it and compile your own version.

Kudos to SpartacusREX for the java installer and terminal originally by JackPal.

p.s. don't miss to start the curseofwar game that's quite some ASCII phun
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9th December 2013, 04:52 AM |#2  
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Interesting. Perhaps I will give it a go
9th December 2013, 05:58 AM |#3  
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Nice work! I just ssh'd into my main computer from my Nexus 5
9th December 2013, 06:25 AM |#4  
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Awww man I wanted to be the one to release something like this. Just too busy to get everything polished and perfected.

I was going to release it for free too. Don't see a point in charging for compiling and bundling apps.

I already released what I had for ffmpeg in another thread earlier this year.

It uses dynamic libs too, much better for memory usage.
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9th December 2013, 06:28 AM |#5  
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It would be a dream if this included sshfs as well to mount a remote server directory to my Android. The only app available for that has not been updated in a year and does not work on anything >ICS.

Can you help with that?
9th December 2013, 08:13 AM |#6  
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After installing the ZShaolin system, how do i uninstall it? Do i just uninstall the app and it will delete the ZShaolin system off my device leaving no traces?
9th December 2013, 10:40 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by SUDroid

After installing the ZShaolin system, how do i uninstall it? Do i just uninstall the app and it will delete the ZShaolin system off my device leaving no traces?

Yes. All the files are installed to the app's storage (/data/data/org.dyne.zshaolin) which is removed when you uninstall it.
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9th December 2013, 03:19 PM |#8  
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Looks great in my tablet (Onda v972) the terminal slide is awesome!, despite its a little bit laggy between transitions. Thanks
10th December 2013, 12:11 AM |#10  
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Working over here (S4 Tmobile).
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just purchased the paid version from the google play,

any hint abt starting sshd from command line on the device ?

same for lighthttpd please ?

also is it possible to get some imageMagick sample script ?

thank you

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