30 Advanced Termux Commands for Android Phones

Are you looking to take your skills to the next level with a Android phone and the Termux terminal emulator? Whether you’re interested in showing off your Linux skills, penetration testing, or network analysis, this blog post will provide you with 30 advanced commands that you can use to impress your friends and set yourself apart. From scanning for open ports and running services to starting a simple HTTP server, these commands will give you the tools you need to take your skills to the next level.

We will cover a wide range of advanced commands that can be used for various purposes such as network analysis, system administration, and penetration testing. These commands will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the terminal and its capabilities and will allow you to perform tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. Whether you’re an experienced user or just getting started with Termux, this post will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to take your skills to the next level.

30 Advanced Termux Commands for Android Phones
30 Advanced Termux Commands for Android Phones

apt update

apt update

Updates the list of available packages and their versions, but it does not install or upgrade any packages.

apt upgrade

apt upgrade

Upgrades packages installed on the system. This command is typically used after apt update to ensure all packages are running the latest version.

apt install

apt install

Installs a package or a list of packages on the system. The package name should be specified after the command.

nano and vi

nano and vi

nano and vi are text editors that can be used to create and edit files in the terminal. nano is generally considered to be more user-friendly, while vi is more powerful but requires more knowledge to use effectively.

cd

cd

Changes the current working directory. The directory should be specified after the command.

ls

ls

Lists files and directories in the current working directory.

cp

cp

Copies a file or a directory. The source file or directory and the destination should be specified after the command.

mv

mv

Moves or renames a file or a directory. The source and destination should be specified after the command.

rm

rm

Deletes a file or a directory. The file or directory name should be specified after the command.

wget

wget

Downloads a file from the internet. The URL of the file should be specified after the command.

unzip

unzip

Extracts files from a zip archive. The archive file should be specified after the command.

ps

ps

Displays the currently running processes.

kill

kill

Terminates a running process. The process ID or name should be specified after the command.

ifconfig

ipconfig

Displays the configuration of network interfaces.

ping

ping

Sends an ICMP echo request to a host and waits for an ICMP echo reply. The hostname or IP address should be specified after the command.

ssh

ssh

Connects to a remote machine using the SSH protocol. The username and hostname or IP address should be specified after the command.

curl

curl

Transfers data from or to a server using a URL. The URL should be specified after the command.

tar

tar

Archives and extracts files. The options and the file or directory name should be specified after the command.

grep

grep

Searches for a pattern in a file or a group of files. The pattern and the file or directory name should be specified after the command.

find

find

Searches for files in a directory hierarchy. The options and the starting directory should be specified after the command.

su

su

Allows switching to another user, typically the root user.

iptables

iptables

iptables is a command-line firewall utility that allows you to configure the tables provided by the Linux kernel firewall and the chains and rules it stores.

tcpdump

tcpdump

tcpdump is a command-line packet analyzer. It allows the user to display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network to which the computer is attached.

nmap

nmap

nmap is a tool for network exploration, management, and security auditing. It uses various techniques to determine the hosts that are running on a computer network, what services they offer, what operating system they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics.

aircrack-ng

aircrack-ng

aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security. It focuses on different areas of WiFi security: Monitoring.

sqlmap

sqlmap

sqlmap to test for SQL injection vulnerabilities.

metasploit

metasploit

metasploit to launch an exploit framework.

hashcat

hashcat

hashcat to perform password cracking.

exiftool

exiftool

exiftool to view and edit metadata in files.

android

android to interact with the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) to perform actions such as installing apps or debugging the device.

android

Conclusion

Termux is a powerful tool for Android users that can be used to perform a wide range of tasks, including software installation, file management, network configuration, and more. The commands listed above are just a small sample of what is possible with Termux, but they should give you a good idea of the type of functionality that is available. These commands are particularly useful for android phones as they provide more access and control over the device. It is important to note that using these commands without proper knowledge and permission can be illegal and unethical, so be sure to use them responsibly and always have a clear understanding of what you are doing before running any command.

Bishal Pokhrel

My name is Bishal Pokhrel and I write about Magisk, Magisk Modules, Custom ROMs, Android tricks, and Cloud Servers. With extensive experience, I share my insights on these topics.

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