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command line interface

(operating system)
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.
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Since this example is about building a command-line application, the structure of having it built under a jni folder doesn't make much sense since there is no Java code or any code to interface with Java.
The display of search sets and number of hits in each search was much clearer through command-line searching.

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