Command-Line Interface

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Acronym: CLI

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:



/home/httpd/html $

Different UNIX shells have different prompts, either a $, #, or %.