NwConsole is like a Swiss army knife; there are all kinds of tools buried underneath its command line interface. NwConsole is multi-platform; executables are available for CentOS (it already ships on appliances), Windows, and Mac.
Basic Command Line Parameters
Here are some basic command line parameters:
- To run a set of commands from a file:
NwConsole -f /tmp/somefile.script
To pass in a list of commands from the command line:
NwConsole -c <command1> -c <command2> -c <command3>
This is not necessarily recommended except for very simple scripts. The bash interpreter can make mincemeat out of quoted strings if you do not escape properly. If you are having non-obvious errors passing via command line, switch over to reading from a file to see if that fixes the issues.
Normally, console exits after running commands passed via a file or command line, but if you want to keep the interactive prompt open after the commands are executed, pass
-ion the command line.
And of course, you can just run NwConsole and type the commands in the console window.
You can use the keys in the following table when editing a command.
|Ctrl-U||Clears the current line|
|Ctrl-W||Deletes the word that the cursor is on|
|Ctrl-A||Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line|
|Ctrl-E||Moves the cursor to the end of the line|
|Up arrow||Displays the previously executed command|
|Down arrow||Displays the command executed after the current command (only valid if the up arrow has been pressed)|
|Left arrow||Moves the cursor to the previous character|
|Right arrow||Moves the cursor to the next character|
|Tab||Provides context sensitive completion of most commands and their parameters. The Tab key is very helpful for editing.|
For example, to view the Connecting to a Service help topic, at the command line, you can type
Press enter to run the command and view the topic.
|Displays a numbered list of previous commands|
|Executes a previous command, which is also equivalent to typing |
|Clears all command history|
|Erases a specific command from the history buffer. History is automatically stored from one session to the next.|