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command line interface (CLI)

Command LineInterface (CLI) is a text-oriented command line interface through which the user manually enters commands and instructions as text and communicates with, manages, and controls the system.

The CLI user interface is a text-based interface with which files and networks can be manually controlled and checked. Due to the text-oriented input, some solutions can only be realized with a high time effort. Meshed networks cannot be managed with command-oriented user interfaces because the graphical support for routing is missing.

Example of text-oriented command input (CLI)

Example of text-oriented command input (CLI)

For CLI input, the operating system provides a special input line into which the user must enter the appropriate commands. The DOS operating system with the corresponding command interpreter, the shell, is a typical example of a text-oriented interface. The further development of the command-oriented user interface (CLI) is the graphical user interface (GUI), whose further development leads to the natural user interface (NUI).

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