Definition of command line in English:

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command line

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An interface for typing commands directly to a computer’s operating system.
Example sentences
  • You can start Asterisk by typing asterisk at the command line.
  • The Unix command line, with its shell languages, maintains this easy, text-only approach.
  • To check that email is working correctly, send yourself an email from the command line as follows.

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