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Command Line Interface
The command line interface, or CLI, allows you to enter commands through a text-based interface. The primary use of the CLI is for scripting, and it is recommended for intermediate or advanced users. It is also useful for environments where no GUI is available.
To access the command line interface from a computer running Windows, from the Start menu select the MS-DOS Prompt or Command Prompt (depending on the version of Windows).
To view available process and workflow commands, type im in a command window. To view available software configuration management commands, type si in a command window.
To view a list of a command’s options, add -? or --usage to the end of the command, for example, im connect -?.
If you are using the CLI with a Linux client, you must manually add installdir/bin/ to your default PATH located in your home directory startup files.
If you are working within the Sandbox directory where you want to perform commands, you do not need to specify the Sandbox name in the command options.
The CLI man pages (also known as online reference pages), provide complete information about all CLI commands and their options. For information on using CLI man pages, type man in a command window. To view the CLI man page for the man command, type manman in the command window.