A command-line interface (CLI) is a mechanism for interacting with a computer operating system or software by typing commands to perform specific tasks.

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dropdown style typeahead on the command line?

Is anyone aware of any tools / techniques for creating a pattern matching typeahead on the command line? This is frequently used in web UIs. How do you do it on the command line? Specifically, I am ...
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Is the development of CLI apps considered “backward”? [closed]

I am a DBA fledgling with a lot of experience in programming. I have developed several CLI, non interactive apps that solve some daily repetitive tasks or eliminate the human error from more complex ...
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What are good habits for designing command line arguments?

While developing the application I started to wonder - How should I design command line arguments? A lot of programs are using formula like this -argument value or /argument value. Solution which ...
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What is the broadly understood name of sub-command to check environment of the application? [closed]

Our CLI tool needs to have a sub command that verifies environment (amount of available disk space, RAM, GPU, versions of OS and drivers etc) to find out whether it can run. What would be the best ...
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Where to output from large CLI app [closed]

I've built a reasonably sized CLI app with everything split across different classes and namespaces in a logical way. However many components need to render output from within themselves. Which seems ...
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Practical size limits of a Hashtable and Dictionary in c#

What are the practical limits for the number of items a C# 4 Dictionary or Hashtable can contain and the total number of bytes these structures can reasonable contain. I'll be working with large ...
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SVN command line client: checkout refused when LDAP password changed “svn: OPTIONS of” (repo) “authorization failed” (but works in TortoiseSVN)

When using the command line/terminal svn client, a colleague is getting "svn: OPTIONS of " [repo] "...authorization failed" error message when they attempt to checkout the repo to be their local ...
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OOP CLI menu structure organization?

This problem has kept me from pursuing a project I'm working on because it influences the entire structure of the application. This question has been briefly touched on here, but I feel that it wasn't ...
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How does a CLI-oriented programmer's workflow differ from a GUI-oriented one?

I've heard a lot about the advantages of doing less programming work in GUI apps and using more command-line tools (especially with regard to getting things done more efficiently). However, since I ...
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Rich console UI

There are bunch of console programs and especially games using full redraw (not sure ho this correctly named) of console window. For example, look at output of linux top program -> ...
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Is it crazy to develop a TUI today? [duplicate]

I'm starting to develop a new program. It's basically a database interface, run a few queries, show the data in a nice way and be able to easy input new data (like this website). Thinking about which ...
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Why to have an application with GUI on linux when command line is available?

If the question appears to be off topic then please migrate to some other suitable domain on stackexchange. Q.why to have GUI along with CLI, when you already have command line interface? I'm ...
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Best way to build a hierarchy CLI menu?

I want to build a command line interface with menus and sub-menus and eventually the leafs of the tree should be operations like.. bank management -> account management -> add acount (insert account ...
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How can a computer render a CLI/console along with a GUI?

I'm confused when looking into graphics - specifically with operating systems. I mean, how can a computer render a CLI/console along with a GUI? GUI's are completely different from text. And how can ...
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How to structure reading of commands given at a(n interactive) CLI prompt?

Let's say I have a program called theprogram (the marketing team was on strike when the product was to be named). I start that program by typing, perhaps not surprisingly, the program name as a ...