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 for command line interface
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  command line interface
      n 1: a user interface in which you type commands instead of
           choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon [syn:
           command line interface, CLI]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  command line interface
  
      A means of communication between a
     program and its user, based solely on textual input and
     output.  Commands are input with the help of a keyboard or
     similar device and are interpreted and executed by the
     program.  Results are output as text or graphics to the
     terminal.
  
     Command line interfaces usually provide greater flexibility
     than graphical user interfaces, at the cost of being harder
     for the novice to use.  Consequently, some hackers look down
     on GUIs as designed For The Rest Of Them.
  
     (1996-01-12)
  

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