Command-line Interfaces


A command-line interface is a way of interacting (sending instructions, receiving info) with programs on a computer.

NOTE: For a C++ command-line interpreter, that can run on both embedded and P.C. architectures, see clide-cpp on Github.

See C->Processing Command-Line Input for how to write C code for dealing with command-line arguments passed to main().

Related is the page C#->Redirecting The Command-line To A Text Block.

Command Description (Help) Syntax

  • Angled brackets for required parameters, e.g. cd <dir name>.
  • Square brackets for optional parameters, e.g. ls [-a].
  • Ellipses for repeated items, e.g. cp <source1> [source2...].
  • Vertical bars and curly braces when there is a choice of items (logical or), e.g. netstat {-t|-u}.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 at 7:40 pm
Last Updated on: January 21st, 2014 at 7:44 pm