RE: Opposite of "interactively"?

Subject: RE: Opposite of "interactively"?
From: "Johan Hiemstra" <webmaster -at- techexams -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:57:20 +0200

On Fri, 2005-28-10 at 14:39 -0400, mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com wrote:

> Oh, by the way, just as a point of interest - one might wonder why a
> knowledgeable (power) user would bother with a prompted version of an
> operation if they could efficiently pile all the options, flags, etc.,
> into one command-line command.

The interactive version of a command-line utility is typically more suitable
for power users because it provides more advanced and expanded options, and
allows a user to perform multiple tasks more conveniently.

A typical example of a command-line utility that can be used interactively
'and' accepts parameters and options directly from the command line is

I think rewriting it in a format that doesn't use bulleted items at all is a
good idea. Personally I don't think these two different methods are suitable
to be in a bulleted list. And, when you have such a hard time finding a
suitable word, it probably won't get the idea across to the user without
going in to more detail anyway. I suggest starting with describing the
command as most users would use it, which in most cases is not


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