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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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F.1 GIMP Batch Mode

The command line is used for typing textual commands and gives users full access to all the capabilities of their operating system. Many graphical interfaces are complicated ways to access simple textual commands. To use the command line, you open a terminal window in which you type commands. A terminal is a text-only window in a graphical interface. Type a command, and after you press , you get results or answers. Some commands are interactive and ask questions and display answers. Others simply execute what you ask.

The capabilities of the command line have a lot to do with the shell, the interactive program that opens a terminal ...

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