A few days ago I came across ‘Ubuntu pocket reference’ – a free application for Android that claims to list ‘the most popular and most useful Ubuntu/Linux commands.’
How good is it?
The guide is divided into sections – Firewall, System, Network, etc. This helps finding a command for a specific purpose so much easier than needing to wade through an index or perform a search.
Sadly this simplistic approach also hinders the app.
Being forever being at war with Wi-Fi dongles, I’d love have seen a more in-depth ‘Network’ section with examples of the commands in use.
Many of the commands within the guide are useful but a number are also out dated.
It’s hard to criticise a free application and this guide will certainly come in handy to those suddenly caught offline. For me the lack of updated commands or command use-cases make ‘Android Pocket Reference’ a neat if rather irrelevant offering.