Flashcards in Introduction to the Command Line Deck (46)
What is an interface?
A system for operating a computer
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
What does CLI stand for?
Command Line Interface
What is the PS1 in a CLI?
What information is included in the prompt in a CLI?
- Current Directory
What symbol is used to represent the prompt in a CLI?
What indicates you can input text in a CLI?
What does STDIN stand for?
What does STDOUT stand for?
What is the basic format for a command in a CLI?
What are arguments (in a CLI)?
Information provided to a command in the form of strings
What type of argument must proceed other arguments?
What type of flags can usually be combined?
What type of arguments usually start with a single dash?
What type of arguments usually starts with two dashes?
Full word flags
Which command can be used to obtain more information about another command?
What is a command (in a CLI)?
An instruction for the computer entered into STDIN
What symbol represents the home directory?
What symbol represents the root directory?
What is a CLI?
An interface that uses mostly text for display and input components of the interface
What is a cron job?
A scheduled task
Where is the cursor located in a CLI?
Following the prompt
What is the hostname?
The computer's name
What is the newline character in Terminal?
What is provided in the output in a CLI?
Textual information regarding the results of a command
Where are commands typed in a CLI?
Where is information related to a command displayed in a CLI?
What is the most common use of the command line?
What does system administration consist of?
managing computers and servers