Have you ever wanted to run a Linux shell on your iOS device to transfer files, write shell scripts, or simply to use Vi to develop code or edit files? Now you can, with a project called iSH that is currently available as a TestFlight beta for iOS devices.
iSH is a project that aims to bring a Linux shell to iOS devices using a usermode x86 emulator. iSH is built on the Alpine Linux distro, which is designed to have a small footprint, be secure, and easy to use with little or no distracting bells and whistles.
Neat and useful project. Let’s hope it eventually gets approved for App Store distribution.
> Neat and useful project. Let’s hope it eventually gets approved for App Store distribution.
volantem porcos will be a newly discovered species too
That a *nix needs a ‘Linux’ (or any 3rd party) shell to accomplish any of that. Shows what a frakenstein it’s become.
I had a BASH terminal installed on my jailbroken iPhone 4
I fail to see how this is new.