02-10-2014 11:47 PM
I am considering picking up a Blackberry 10 device and make the switch. Two things I want and am researching are (1) the ability to get a local terminal/shell on the phone, and (2) the ability to open local HTML5 files.
On (1), I've found BG Shell / BG SSH but haven't been able to try it for myself yet. Since it's a native application it won't load up in the simulator. However, I can telnet to the simulator and also had another BB10 user on reddit try a command for me which failed. The command was:
for p in $(echo $PATH | tr : ' '); do ls -1 "$p"; done | sort > all_bins.txt
The problem was that the `tr` command was not found, which I found extremely puzzling. QNX claims to be POSIX and as best I can tell BB10 isn't really any more stripped down than QNX already is. So where is `tr`, and, more worrisome, what else is missing?
I also found that, at least when accessing the simulator over telnet, python3.2 complained that it could not find its local platoform independent files (the system site-packages directory containing the stdlib).
I haven't gotten around to (2) yet. Hoping there are no issues editing and viewing local HTML5 / JS files.
Any insight or pointing me to a bug tracker would be appreciated!