Command Line Interface: Commands, Parameters & Options


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A computer interface where a user interacts with a computer system by typing in lines of text is called _____.

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1. What is the purpose of a terminal emulator software?

2. Tisha is a UNIX programmer. Which of the following functions would require a different set of programming skills than what Tisha has to offer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn how command line interfaces operate and why this rudimentary tool is still used today despite the development of more user-friendly methods. Our quiz will test your knowledge of the basics of this interface including your ability to interpret text commands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assets, you will learn about the following computer software terms:

  • Command-line interface
  • Terminal emulator software
  • Commands

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills with this lesson:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve text command problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding computer interfaces and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as terminal emulator software

Additional Learning

There is a lot to learn about command line interfaces. The corresponding lesson, Command Lesson Interface: Commands, Parameters & Options will teach you how to:

  • Interpret basic lines of text commands
  • Explain how and why command line interfaces are used today
  • Describe how businesses and organizations utilize mainframes and terminals
  • Write a text command that includes a command, a parameter, and an option