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Command Line Interface Overview

Both a full-screen, menu-driven user interface and a CLI are required to support both a Windows®/PC background and a terminal/VT100 background. Full-screen, menu-driven utilities do not display correctly on a VT100 interface because menus that get paged in and out require the entire screen to be redrawn. CLI is being added to select newer servers because it provides a faster, more compatible solution for VT100compatible serial connections to servers using the BIOS Serial Console support.

Two basic commands, SET and SHOW, provide the foundation of the command tree wherever possible. In addition, HELP can be accessed for commands, and EXIT or QUIT is used to exit the utility.