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Description

Local iOS terminal, with Python, Lua, Perl, C, C++, TeX (texlive 2021) and all Unix utilities.
Perfect for programming locally on iOS.

a-Shell is a complete local terminal emulator, allowing to run most Unix commands on you iOS device. You can transfer files using scp and curl, edit them with vim and ed, process them using grep, awk and sed. You can work with git repositories using lg2.

a-Shell includes Python, Lua, Perl, JavaScript, C, C++ for programming and TeX (texlive 2021, including LuaTeX) for text processing.

There are also multiple network utilities: nslookup, ping, whois, ifconfig... Type help for help, help -l to get the full list of commands.

a-Shell can be controlled from Shortcuts: run commands in order, process files in a-Shell, get the results as text or files, transfer files to other apps...

a-shell uses iOS 13+ “multiple windows” ability, so you can run multiple shells at the same time, with different commands, in different directories. You can edit a file in one window with vim and process it in the other with python.

Compile your C or C++ programs to webAssembly using clang or clang++, and execute the resulting binary. A complete webAssembly SDK is included (WASI-libc).

a-Shell is the complete version. If you need a smaller app, and you don't need a C compiler, a TeX engine, or numpy and matplotlib, there is a-Shell mini.

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

- fixed a bug in the texlive 2021 installation
- fixed a bug in "find ... -exec ..."
- added pandas to the pre-installed Python packages

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

PizzaPortal ,

Awesome app! Really well done.

Works great! Really cool to play around with. vim is a lovely inclusion, and the wasi compilation is great.

A few feature requests:
- git
- pinch to zoom to change font size (useful on iPhone when you want to get a better overview)
- a tip jar 😉

App Privacy

The developer, Nicolas Holzschuch, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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