CodeLathe is excited to announce the release of a third party Tonido App developed by Isaac Muse
Tonido shell is a new application for the Tonido Plug that allows the user to access the plug via command line through a web browser. The Tonido Plug already has a lot of great applications that can do a lot of neat things. Tonido Explorer is a great file manager, but sometimes the task at hand requires a little bit more versatility.
If Tonido Explorer were the fun friend who loves to stream music, look at pictures, and play movies, Tonido Shell would be the friend who likes to get work done! Tonido Shell allows the user to perform tasks as if he/she had access to an actual shell on the plug. The user can run scripts, perform actions on files/folders using patterns, change file permissions, unmount/mount a drive, etc.
Tonido Shell also uses the Tonido API to allow the uploading and downloading of files so the user does not have to switch between Tonido Explorer and Tonido Shell unnecessarily while trying to get something done. If you need to upload a script you wrote to run on the plug, you can do it directly through Tonido Shell.
Tonido shell also allows the user to customize the shell colors for that personal touch.
Now there are a couple of limitations. Tonido Shell is not a real shell with a real open session. Basically, all commands/scripts must be able to complete in 30 seconds and cannot require user interaction. If you really need to run a script or command that takes a long time, there are special workarounds that can allow for this that are documented in the user manual.
Tonido Shell also has more features planned in the future. So if you need to perform some script-fu on your plug, and you don’t have access to or want to use SSH, Tonido Shell provides a familiar interface from any web browser to access your plug’s command line.
OS Supported: Windows, TonidoPlug
Installation: Log into Tonido -> Click on Applications -> Click Install tab -> Install Tonido Shell -> Activate Tonido Shell
Note: Blog written by Isaac Muse, the Tonido Shell developer.