Re: Opposite of "interactively"

Subject: Re: Opposite of "interactively"
From: Hauke Fath <hf -at- spg -dot- tu-darmstadt -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 11:13:15 +0200

Am 27.10.2005 um 16:08 Uhr -0400 schrieb mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com:

If someone has used the term "interactively" to lead off a bullet-point
about a shell that prompts the user for needed info, then what "-ively" word
can I use to lead off the contrasting bullet about the command-line option,
where there are no prompts and you pile all the arguements into the one

Computer-historically, the opposite of "interactively" (as in a terminal session where you enter commands and get an instant reaction from the system) is "batch processing".

My first computer experience at school was with early Commodore PET/CBM machines, and I was pretty confused by the IBM system at university until I understood that you had to write input data in a file, send it with the program, then get the program output (and errors ;) back in a file.

I'll leave it to the native speakers to come up with a grammatical form equivalent to "interactively".


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