In version 1.8.5 of Connectbot (perhaps earlier versions too) there´s a feature that I´ve really missed in earlier versions of this Android app: How to actually do auto-complete when selecting files, and scrolling up and down in a text file.
(Sorry, for some reason I cant make screenshots when the Connectbot keyboard is visible. You have to stick with a written explanation)
Example problem case 1
You want to go to folder with the name folder_with_very_long_name.
In a desktop environment that´s usually done by writing cd fo and then click on the TAB button, to auto complete the folder name.
Example problem case 2
You want to read through a large text file from start to end.
In a Linux desktop environment that´s usually done by writing cat textfile | less and then click on arrow up and arrow down (or page up/page down).
The problem is that left side swiping and right side swiping on the Android phone doesn´t always give the results you expect.
When having the keyboard visible in Connectbot, just do this:
- Quickly tap the screen
- A semi transparent row of buttons will appear just above the keyboard
- On the newly activated row, use the TAB or ARROW keys
As simple as that! Again, sorry for not having screenshots. But you will figure it out.