help with terminal emulator

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    Hello,
    Ive searched around and cant seem to find the answer to my issue, even do im pretty sure its out there. I have a rooted droid with Android terminal Emulator installed by jack palevich and i just installed ultimate droid 9.8.0, It gives instructions on how to delete some of the preinstalled apps via emulator but it doesnt seem to work for me. I go into the emulator type su which seems to work since i see the pound # symbol then i type -rmamazon for example to remove the app and it says -rmamazon: not found. i have tried typing them in various ways with no luck. Can someone shed some light on this for me to how emulators are sepoused to work. Also is there an app manager like astro for example that can just uninstall does apps that i dont need. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    thank you all ahead of time.
    vick
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    I'm pretty sure you do not include the - before the command.

    Just type rmamazon
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    wow that was awesome lol , thank you so much. but now i typed rmfacebook for example and it says cannot remove /system/app/facebook.apk: no such file or directory... any idea what im doing wrong?
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    also for example if i do cd /system/app/ how would i know if im in that folder or not since all i still see after hitting enter is # then i try the command dir to show me whats in that folder and i get dir: not found. Please does anyone know of a file manager that can access does folders in question so i can delete stuff without using the emulator?
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    I think you might find Root Explorer useful, it's available through the market. It does make things a lot easier.
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    There may be a typo or error within the symlink bd made. He works on a LOT of stuff so it's easy to overlook something. The FB app is technically named Facebook.apk, Android is based on Linux which IS case sensitive with all files and folders. Try this instead:

    su
    sysrw
    rm /system/app/Facebook.apk
    sysro
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    Oh if you need to know what all files are in the directory you are in, type this command "ls" or to find out permissions and file sizes also type "ls -l"
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    And yes, Root Explorer can come in VERY handy multiple times in the future. It even allows you to edit text files within /system! Like build.prop, I can edit it to do the HQ video recording hack straight from the phone, and change About Phone details straight from the phone without needing to adb pull build.prop from my Droid to the computer and edit with Notepad++ and then have to adb push it back to the phone :) pretty cool if you ask me lol

    BUT, I still love to do things the *real* way to further my terminal experience.
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    Thank you all for your help.. It FINALLY WORKED , Im so happy :icon_ banana: lol
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    Nothing like the trusty terminal window. Before editing the build.prop I suggest you make a backup. Messing with the video setting can make your recording app and helix force close a lot, :mad: simply changing the values back didn't fix it in my case.
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    That's weird man, maybe you're editing the wrong lines in build.prop? I usually never make a backup when I edit it. Which of course I already have backups on my sdcard anyway so that wouldnt be a big deal, but Ive never experienced anything bad from editing build.prop is what I'm saying
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    I did 30 FPS, 8 Mbps, m4v.
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    type pwd to show your current directory.
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