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Command-Line Interface (CLI)

One awesome thing about both Linux and FreeBSD is that you can interact with them the same way using the same shell software. This allows for a lot of things like scripting to be portable between the two systems.

CLI and Shell References for Newcomers

What about PowerShell?

We don't take too kindly to PowerShell and Windows around here. Mentioned solely for completeness.

Terminal Emulators

To work with the shells listed above, you need a terminal. These used to be physical interfaces, but today most terminals are emulated with software.