Alternative command prompt

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    Is there an alternative command prompt available for iOS, at least some kind of a BusyBox? I miss a lot of commands in the native one, beginning with ps.
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    There is no command prompt in iOS. Is strictly a touch interface. Though you can't do a few things from Siri, the slowly evolving voice interface.
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    Ahem... Hacking Section... Jailbroken... Command Prompt available.

    Simply install OpenSSH from Cydia, connect to the device via your favourite terminal program, and viola.

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    You get access to killall, mktemp, renice, time, which, iostat, login, passwd, sync, sysctl etc.

    There are lots of other console packages you can install via Cydia to get a much fuller command line experience. You should turn on "Developer" mode in Cydia > Manage > Settings to see all the packages available.

    In order to get access to "ps" you need to install the "adv-cmds" package.

    Hope that helps!
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    I only have the following commands:
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    So adv-cmds package is the one I should install to get all the rest?
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    adv-cmds is the one you should install to get ps, which is the one you mentioned. Have a look into all the other terminal packages to get more commands. There is no single package to provide them "all".
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    Oops. Didn't notice what section I was in. That's the problem with viewing new posts via the RSS feed. :eek:
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    Thanks. Is there any comprehensive list on how/where to look for other commands/packages? After the upgrade to 6.1, I seem to have lost uptime, whoami, whois, and probably some others as well (also, still haven't found "less" or "more"). I managed to find and install Midnight Commander. And my Cydia is set to "developer".

    EDIT: Seems the missing commands were added by subsequent installation of Mobile Terminal app.
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