The command-line interface is a non-graphical user interface. It usually consists of a prompt and is controled by entering in characters and hitting “enter” or “return” Most UNIX-type tools are operated this way and most remote administration is command-line.
Depending on your operating system, it can look a number of ways:
Windows DOS Prompt, COMMAND, or CMD function:
Different UNIX shells have different prompts, either a $, #, or %.
- CLI Series (http://www.linux.com/search.pl?topic=89) – list of articles on Command-Line at Linux.com (http://www.linux.com)
- The Command Line – The Best Newbie Interface? (http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news-id=6282) – An article based on an experience with new computer users starting with the CLI.
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