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12.1 The flexible command-line interface

The command-line interface provides a prompt and after it an editable text area much like a command-line in Unix or DOS. Each command is immediately executed after it is entered1. The commands (see Command-line and menu entry commands) are a subset of those available in the configuration file, used with exactly the same syntax.

Cursor movement and editing of the text on the line can be done via a subset of the functions available in the Bash shell:

<C-f>
<PC right key>
Move forward one character.
<C-b>
<PC left key>
Move back one character.
<C-a>
<HOME>
Move to the start of the line.
<C-e>
<END>
Move the the end of the line.
<C-d>
<DEL>
Delete the character underneath the cursor.
<C-h>
<BS>
Delete the character to the left of the cursor.
<C-k>
Kill the text from the current cursor position to the end of the line.
<C-u>
Kill backward from the cursor to the beginning of the line.
<C-y>
Yank the killed text back into the buffer at the cursor.
<C-p>
<PC up key>
Move up through the history list.
<C-n>
<PC down key>
Move down through the history list.

When typing commands interactively, if the cursor is within or before the first word in the command-line, pressing the <TAB> key (or <C-i>) will display a listing of the available commands, and if the cursor is after the first word, the <TAB> will provide a completion listing of disks, partitions, and file names depending on the context. Note that to obtain a list of drives, one must open a parenthesis, as root (.

Note that you cannot use the completion functionality in the TFTP filesystem. This is because TFTP doesn't support file name listing for the security.


Footnotes

[1] However, this behavior will be changed in the future version, in a user-invisible way.


 
 
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