Bash Programming Language Reference App Review (iOS, Free)


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- Fixed toolbar and "create a file" dialog.
- Support for legacy devices.

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All Versions:
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A classic Bash programming language for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Programming language is a perfect tool for studying, complex mathematical calculation, entertainment and many other useful tasks. The application is especially useful for learning the Bash programming language. You have to buy compilations inside the application. Internet connection is required.

- The great programming tool on the AppStore.
- Your programming language for iOS is amazing!


- Compile and run your program.
- Text input before program run and text output.
- Enhanced source code editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers, auto indentation, search and replace, undo history, color themes and additional keyboard.
- Online language reference and several program samples.


- Internet connection is required to compile and run a program.
- Graphics, network, file system and real-time input are not supported.
- Maximum running time of a program is 15 seconds.
- Arrow keys on bluetooth keyboard don’t work.
- Use Copy when keyboard is hidden and Paste when it's visible.

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Bash is a "Unix shell": a command-line interface for interacting with the operating system. It is widely available, being the default shell on many GNU/Linux distributions and on Mac OS X; and ports exist for many other systems. It was created in the late 1980s by a programmer named Brian Fox, working for the Free Software Foundation. It was intended as a free-software alternative to the Bourne shell (in fact, its name is an acronym for "Bourne-again shell"), and it incorporates all features of that shell, as well as new features such as integer arithmetic and in-process regular expressions.

In addition to the interactive mode, where the user types one command at a time, with immediate execution and feedback, Bash (like many other shells) also has the ability to run an entire script of commands, known as a "Bash shell script" (or "Bash script" or "shell script" or just "script"). A script might contain just a very simple list of commands — or even just a single command — or it might contain functions, loops, conditional constructs, and all the other hallmarks of imperative programming. In effect, a Bash shell script is a computer program written in the Bash programming language.

Shell scripts can be called from the interactive command-line described above; or, they can be called from other parts of the system. One script might be set to run when the system boots up; another might be set to run every weekday at 2:30 AM; another might run whenever a user logs into the system.

Shell scripts are commonly used for many system administration tasks, such as performing disk backups, evaluating system logs, and so on. They are also commonly used as installation scripts for complex programs. They are particularly suited to all of these because they allow complexity without requiring it: if a script just needs to run two external programs, then it can be a two-line script, and if it needs all the power and decision-making ability of a Turing-complete imperative programming language, then it can have that as well.

Customer Reviews

  • Awesome!

    by SolarRend

    A great tool to have!! Helps keeping fresh with Bash

  • Ok

    by Kingk0ng1

    A so-so app. I didn't notice until after buying it that it is online only. Kind of a disappointment. It is also very slow to run scripts.

  • Dissatisfied

    by Domokunhunter

    I know it isn't a lot of money but Dmitri should have put more effort into this. Despite his useless tech support you can't figure out how to use it offline. Apple should remove it from the App Store. Also if anyone knows of a way to have Bash command line features running in an app like this I would buy it. Unless Dmitri wrote it of course.


    by Rckt-Scientist

    Not only is this a horrible waste of money, obviously the programmer developing it has not a tremendous amount of skill either. As I've been programming my entire life, I realized a long time ago that the best of the best typically charge a very nominal fee if anything for their software and those who think they are the best of the best charge Alpia aspirator software. I don't even think this would be considered software, as it just port it's information from a server somewhere, probably Web server with the same content on it, but I'm guessing you would have to have a subscription to access that data is well. If you want to save yourself some money, just do a quick Google search for UNIX bash shell, bourne-again shell script, shell script, You can also type in with the above search terms a couple of operating systems such as CentOS shell script, Ubuntu shell script, Red Hat shell script, etc. This is because many of the manufacturers of the different flavors of Linux have their very own tutorials online. Or you could go to my website, but don't think I should or would be allowed to put that here. To the developer, come on man at least make it native in the iPad or iPhone as an iOS app instead of just using the GUI interface and porting over what you have on a website or a database server. SIETEC (at) (com) hostmaster sietecFAST (dot)

  • Kinda cool if your a kind learning bash

    by Kapple jacks

    It's alright if you know nothing about bash but the killer for me YOU HAVE A LIMIT ON YOUR COMPILATIONS PER DAY!! Not worth the $2

  • Bash review

    by Javilk

    Does not run on your machine! Nothing is on your device, everything, programs, text, reference material, etc. is in the cloud and has nothing to do with your ipod/iphone/ipad. Worthless for any development work.

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