What Is Crosh Shell?

Command Prompt On Chrome OS

Enable Crosh Shell Terminal on a Chromebook or Chromebox.

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Chrome OS includes the Chrome Shell, or “crosh“, which documents minimal functionality such as ping and SSH at crosh start-up.

Since Chrome OS is based on the Linux core, the latest Chromebook and Chromebox came fully equipped with the ability to explore the entire Linux filesystem.

In developer mode, a full-featured Bash shell can be opened via VT-2, and is also accessible using the crosh command shell. To access full privileges in shell (e.g. sudo) the root password is required; it is “chronos” in Chrome OS and “facepunch” in Chrome OS Vanilla.

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