CLI stands for Command Line Interface, and is also know as the shell, console or terminal. A CLI is the opposite of a GUI, and normally consists of a trace of recent commands and their outputs, as well as a space allowing the user to enter commands.

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Is there a way to recover a closed terminal used to open and interact with omxplayer? [duplicate]

omxplayer runs on raspberry pi from a terminal. I am opening it and controlling it from my Ubuntu via SSH. If I force close the SSH terminal and reboot my Ubuntu the raspberry pi continues to play ...
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Run pygame via command-line without window manager

I have had lots of trouble with running a pygame application such as the pre-installed wormy.py (or any application like lxterminal or minecraft-pi) on a Pi from the command-line. This means without ...
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View images without gui

What methods are available for people to use to view images on the command line? I tried the accepted answer here but i got the error bash: fbi: command not found so I'm not quite sure what the ...
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No output of commands on SSH console since Jessie was installed [closed]

when I for example execute the command poweroff, there is no output of the command visible. This happens with systemctl restart apache2 as well. I assume that system ouput is forwarded to somewhere. ...
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Pygame from command line vs GUI

I'm working on a small pygame app using a Pi 1 Model A but have noticed that it performs worse/differently as a kiosk app (run from command line without starting LXDE) than starting LXDE and running ...
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Pygame not showing on Piftf display on boot

I'm currently creating a portable Pipboy project and want the python program to run when I turn the Pi on. I have a python script running on boot and I'm using a 2.8" TFT as my display (plugged in via ...
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Pi as wireless extender

I should probably say up front the I'm not doing this to actually fill a need. I'm doing this because I saw other threads on other forums for doing this so I wanted to learn a little just using some ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) on apt-get upgrade

I'm using Raspberry Pi 1 model B without GUI and when I try to upgrade software using sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following error: Segmentation fault dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal ...
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Cant type in CLI

I've just got a Raspberry Pi 1 B. I installed Raspbian, I've worked with it for full day and everything was working as it should be. I used to booted into the desktop, now I have changed that to boot ...
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Colored console over serial connection?

I am accessing two of my Pis via a serial connection on pins 8 and 10. One of them uses a serial to USB connector for my Mac and the other uses an HC-06 which connects to my Android. The console/...
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Rfcomm0 Console Over Bluetooth

I followed this tutorial here: http://jasiek.me/2014/10/04/bluetooth-console-on-a-raspberry-pi-using-a-usb-adapter.html I am trying to connect my Galaxy Note 5 to my Pi over a USB Bluetoothub module. ...
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Getting a command prompt on OpenELEC

I'm trying to add a a USB hard drive to my pi... I'm running OpenElec with Kodi for my media, hooked up to TV on wireless connection.. I can't seem to just see the files, so I think I need to mount ...
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After Jessie upgrade: Console clears and logo disappears

After upgrading to Jessie I had a lot of strange issues, which I've mostly resolved, but one thing I still can't get to the bottom of is, just after boot, the console display clears itself of all the ...
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How to resize epiphany web-browser

I would like to automatically resize the window just after starting the system. Until now I achieve to start the browser automatically after the start just by adding the following code. /etc/xdg/...
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Whitey, yt and Device Support

Been out of the loop for a while now, but recently got a Raspberry Pi 2! It's awesome. However, I installed Whitey and YT (so I can run youtube videos without X running). It all installed fine after ...
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RPi can't access files stored on USB-drive from CLI

I've got USB drive (SD-card reader to be exact) connected to the RPi. What I want is to access it's files while in console mode/CLI. The problem is that RPi doesn't see files stored on SD card - not ...
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Move (not sync) files from Raspberry Pi to some cloud solution

I use my raspberry pi to collect pictures, movies via motion and the raspberry camera (Home surveillance). When the pictures are made, I want to move them to some cloud solution so that they are ...
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PiTFT: Cause terminal blanking to disable screen backlight, let touchscreen wake terminal

I have a raspberry pi model B rev 2, with the Adafruit PiTFT 2.8" w/ touchscreen. I'm running the standard raspbian install, after following the instructions on this page. What I want to do is set up ...
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KODI pulseaudio installation broken. pactl and pacmd do not work. How to fix?

I want to stream audio to/via the RP using bluetooth. I found and followed a very nice tutorial. But, of course, what works for so many people falls completely apart once I give it a go. While trying ...
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Can I run a terminal command from ssh to open the browser on X server?

I've hooked up the raspberry pi to a display. I have ssh'd in from another machine and I was wondering how, if possible, to open a browser window via epiphany http://example.com from my ssh session ...
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Installing the “Inconsolata” font as the default console font - or any other font

I really detest the few fonts the console provides by default. I would like to install the Inconsolata font and use that as the default console font. I'm using Raspbian and would like the font to be ...
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Output SDL to TFT screen from console

I'm trying to make a SDL program (fastdosbox) output to an adafruit TFT screen. The screen is fb1. In the console I tried typing SDL_FBDEV=/dev/fb1 but it still outputs to the HDMI screen. If I startx ...
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Display Image at Specific Resoulutions and Screen Positions

Is there a way to open an image from the command line interface and have the image resized to 256x96 px and displayed from 0,0 to 256,96? I can play videos like this using omxplayer and the --win "0 0 ...
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Accessing a SSH shell session between Rpi and computer from another computer

I have a SSH session between computer A(Linux) and RaspberryPi(Raspbian). It is carrying out a build process. I need to access that session to see the console outputs and continue using it. I know ...
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Small display with no assembling

I'd like to buy a display for my pi (B+, I will by it as fast I can). But I can't find any options that does not require assembling. Display can be "anything", like character lcd (http://www.adafruit....
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Shutdown, reboot not working

I often SSH into my Raspberry Pi, which is connected to my network via a wired connection. The last time I tried to reboot it, though, it failed: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ shutdown now -bash: /sbin/shutdown:...
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How to get in the raspbmc console if exit and esc does not work?

What if this solution: Cannot access the console in Raspbmc does not work? I hit exit and then no blue screen appears. I keep pressing esc periodically and nothing happens, until I get the XBMC GUI ...
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Is there a console-only (no GUI included) distro under 1 gb?

I'm looking for an OS which: At least boots to the console by default Preferably has no GUI included at all Will fit on a 1 GB SD card Is there an OS like this available, and are there any ...
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How to “scroll up” and view previous console output? [closed]

I am getting started using my Raspberry Pi. Sometimes I run some command where the console output scrolls off the screen too fast for me to read. For example, installing some library/package from ...
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Apt-get without net?

Many webpages have all kinds of instructions to do cool things and these instructions needs to do "apt-get...", but what if this Raspberry is not online? Is there any way to install/update apps ...
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beta epiphany-browser (Web Browser), comand line auto start?

I am running rasbian, and I am trying to setup a "kiosk mode" box. I have successfully done this with midori, but midori does not support html5. so I wanted to try the new beta "web browser" (seems to ...
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How do I change the Desktop wallpaper from the cli

I've tried gconftool and gconftool-2 to change the background on my Wheezy, but nothing happens. It would be nice to be able to do this from the command line.
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And how is the step from XBMC to the console? [duplicate]

Cannot access the console in OpenELEC. Does someone know a way?
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Number Sign vs Semicolon as Comments in config files

I would like to know the difference between using a Number Sign(#) and a Semicolon(;). I know that a hash is a comment and is ignored but I don't know why a semicolon is used or what it means. I see ...
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Making text very readable without X server on a 3.5 inch backup camera monitor

I setup a Pi with a car backup camera monitor and push button. It's for displaying a to-do list that I cycle through by pressing the button. I wrote it for the command-line so I don't have to use X-...
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Cannot access the console in Raspbmc

I cannot access to the console from the UI. I just want to setup my wifi card from console. I've tried with Shutdown or reboot and esc without success. I haven't an ethernet router port. Is there ...
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Terminal-Only Capable Voip

I am trying to run mumble on my headless pi. Unfortunately, mumble wants an x server to run. Is there any way to get a client to run through only terminal? I cannot seem to find anything quick and ...
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Can't connect to rpi with either minicom or gnu screen when connecting with console cable

I already patched GNU screen so I made it past the 'loginName too long', but now I can connect, nothing shows up. I installed the driver as instructed here. Directly after I downloaded the driver from ...
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Internet Access over USB to TTL Console Cable

I have a USB to TTL Console Cable that came in my Raspberry Pi Starter kit and I was wondering if it would be possible to access the internet through it? I'm guessing it would be much slower than an ...
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X11 Forwarding over USB to TTL Cable? [closed]

I have USB Console Cable and I used this tutorial here and I know I can use the terminal, but is there a way I could use the GUI, eg. X-11 Forwarding? I also know about the ability to connect the ...
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How can I monitor power usage via the CLI?

On Ubuntu, there is a way to monitor power usage by a Linux device via the CLI and inside the task manager if it's a laptop. I am powering my Pi via a lead-acid battery, and I'd like to have a ...
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Connect to a phone device using bluetooth (CLI)

I am having trouble connecting to my mobile phone using the cirago bluetooth adapter with my raspberry pi running adafruit's occidentalis v2. Show me teh codez. But in all seriousness, here are some ...
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Control raspbmc via command line

I'm looking for a way to control raspbmc via command line through ssh. Are there commands which let me "play music/video file", "pause", "stop" and give me access to addons?
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Wayland/Weston freezes

I have freshly installed last Raspbian and updated it. When computer boots up to console, I log in and start command weston-launch. The output of command is something about initializing Raspberry Pi's ...
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Raspbmc - can the command-line be accessed from within the GUI?

In Raspbmc, I can get to the terminal command-line by hitting the GUI "Power off" button, choosing Exit and then hitting Esc on the attached keyboard. My question is: can I get to the command-line ...
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Being denied access to my usb drive in console mode

I am trying to access the usb stick that I use for storage on my Pi, PI_USB. I am able to access it while using startx, but I am denied permission while in console mode. In the terminal, I typed in ...
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Raspbmc: How can I open the terminal?

I already searched how it's possible to open the terminal on Raspbmc, however none of the two methods I know seems to work. I've read that I can open the terminal by pressing Ctr+Alt+F2 but nothing ...
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How do I display Japanese glyphs in console?

Is there a way to configure the console to display Japanese kanji, hiragana and katakana? I can output as UTF-8.
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How to open a terminal at startup?

Every time I boot my RPi, I want a terminal open. I'd love to be able to include that in the boot process. I'm running Raspian. How can this be done?
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Return to xbmc from console

I'm using Raspbmc. I can drop to the console by using the 'off' button in the XBMC UI and then pressing Esc. However, how do I return to XBMC from the console? Typing exit in the console returns me ...