An interface for which commands must be memorized and correctly typed.
A user interface to a computer's operating system or application in which a user types a command on a specified line in response to a prompt. The system responds to the command, and the user can then enter another command, and so on.
a way of giving the computer instructions by typing special commands (or instructions) one after another
The terminal access method in a Packeteer product, available via Telnet or direct connection of an ASCII terminal to the Console port. Commands are entered as text on a single line.
Interface that works when user types keywords or presses special keys on the keyboard to enter data and instructions. 8.8
The opposite of the GUI (Graphical User Interface). A way of interacting with a computer system using the keyboard and a text-only display. Usually more powerful, but less user-friendly that a GUI.
Generally, this is a textual environment that, while usually more cryptic and less user-friendly, provides a user with a fast method of inputting options to an application. Due to the textual method of input, command-line applications can often have their use automated. The primary alternative to a Command-Line Interface is the GUI.
This is a text-based interface that launches and configures an application from the command line. An example is the McAfee® Command Line Scanner, scan.exe, which takes various parameters, including which files to scan.
A human/machine interface that requires the user to type in commands in order to instruct the computer system to perform operations.
an interface in which the user types commands on a single line sequentially. See CLI. Contrast GUI.