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Old 01-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #16
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Execute optware on the Kindle Touch

I am an experienced Linux user, Java programmer, and html//css/javascript developer and would like to develop some enhancements for the Kindle Touch (which I will gladly share). I am brand new to Kindle, having just gotten a Kindle Touch a week ago.

Thanks to the fine folks here at MobileRead, I have succeeded in jail-breaking, installing the GUI Launcher, installing the extended opware, adding /opt/bin to the PATH in profile, connecting wirelessly via SSH, and executing said optware programs via SSH from a Linux and OSX terminal.

I understand how to access wifi info, server info, debug mode, etc via shortcut bar commands such as ;711.

However, I cannot figure out how to run any of the installed linux utilities from the KT itself. I would like to be able to run a terminal emulator especially, or at least execute shell commands on the KT.

It seems to be possible given the statement regarding backup on the wiki page:

on the Host: nc -l 31337|dd of=mmcblk0p1.bin
on the Kindle: dd if=/dev/mmcblk0p1|nc 31337

Any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

I appreciate all of the hard work done by various tweakers, and look forward to contributing.
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