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1

What is an interface?

A system for operating a computer

2

What are the two components of an interface?

- A display of information about what the computer is doing
- A method for telling the computer what to do

3

What does CLI stand for?

Command Line Interface

4

What is the PS1 in a CLI?

The prompt

5

What information is included in the prompt in a CLI?

- User
- Hostname
- Current Directory

6

What symbol is used to represent the prompt in a CLI?

$

7

What indicates you can input text in a CLI?

The cursor

8

What does STDIN stand for?

Standard Input

9

What does STDOUT stand for?

Standard Output

10

What is the basic format for a command in a CLI?

[command][arguments]

11

What are arguments (in a CLI)?

Information provided to a command in the form of strings

12

What type of argument must proceed other arguments?

Flags

13

What type of flags can usually be combined?

Abbreviated flags

14

What type of arguments usually start with a single dash?

Abbreviated flags

15

What type of arguments usually starts with two dashes?

Full word flags

16

Which command can be used to obtain more information about another command?

man (manual)

17

What is a command (in a CLI)?

An instruction for the computer entered into STDIN

18

What symbol represents the home directory?

~

19

What symbol represents the root directory?

/

20

What is a CLI?

An interface that uses mostly text for display and input components of the interface

21

What is a cron job?

A scheduled task

22

Where is the cursor located in a CLI?

Following the prompt

23

What is the hostname?

The computer's name

24

What is the newline character in Terminal?

\n

25

What is provided in the output in a CLI?

Textual information regarding the results of a command

26

Where are commands typed in a CLI?

STDIN

27

Where is information related to a command displayed in a CLI?

STDOUT

28

What is the most common use of the command line?

System administration

29

What does system administration consist of?

managing computers and servers

30

Which command can be used to display contents of a file in a Linux CLI?

cat (concatenate)