Termux for PC

Published by Fredrik Fornwall
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Termux is terminal emulator for Android, where users can perform a range of Linux functions. From managing files to running programs to accessing servers, Termux will let users do most of the things they does with the command-line prompt in PCs. Termux is capable of drawing hundreds of Linux packages, which can be used for various purposes. Termux can be used for running NodeJS, Ruby, or Python, and can be accessed via any external keyboard if connected.

Termux Features

Accessing a device (phone or a PC) that's having a proper interface is easy, but often slow if you're not having the high-end hardware. Thus, most software geeks, developers in fact use command-line prompt for managing applications in their device. Apart from just handling the apps, they can also manage any connected devices remotely.

Thus, advantages of using terminal (or a command-line prompt) are endless. But, what's good if it is only limited to PCs, which is hard to carry everywhere. And that's why the Fredrick Fornwall Inc thought and made a similar terminal for Android devices - Termux.

Termux is free and open-source terminal with similar abilities of a command-line prompt, which can be used for accessing files, managing them and handling devices. Termux emulation has access to Linux package collection, which is extensive and helpful if leveraged.

Once installed, Termux downloads a small base file, which is essential for its configuration. And when done, you will be presented with the terminal just as you see in your PC. You can use your device's inbuilt keyboard to type in commands, and also other functions like ESC, CTRL, ALT and the character cursor is being provided. These special keys help in entering the commands which need combinations.

And with all set, here are the things you can do with Termux on Android:

  • Can run Ruby NodeJS or Python.
  • Check projects in GitHub,/GitLab
  • Manage files with nnn and edit them using nano, vim or emacs.
  • Access remote servers through SSH.
  • Can try BASH and ZSH shells commands
  • Use Termux as a calculator by leveraging Python.
  • Develop in C with Clang, make and gdb.
  • Can run text-based games with frotz.

Termux can be accessed by an external keyboard too, by connecting it to the device. Also, there's an inbuilt Help option available for learning Termux, if you stumble anywhere. Long press on anywhere on the terminal to check the Help menu.

How to Install Termux for Windows PC or MAC:

Termux is an Android Tools app that is developed by Fredrik Fornwall and published on Google play store on NA. It has already got around 1000000 so far with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 in play store.

Termux requires Android OS version of 3.4 and up. Also, it has a content rating of Everyone from which one can decide if it is suitable to install for family, kids or adult users.

Since Termux is an Android app and cannot be installed on Windows PC or MAC directly, we will show how to install and play Termux on PC below:

  • Firstly, download and install an Android emulator to your PC
  • Download Termux APK to your PC
  • Open Termux APK using the emulator or drag and drop the .APK file into the emulator to install the app.
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  • If you do not want to download the .APK file you can still run Termux PC by connecting or configuring your Google account with the emulator and downloading the app from play store directly.

If you follow the above steps correctly, you should have the Termux app ready to run on your Windows PC or MAC.

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