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Syntax-Assist Panel for Command Based Computer Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034691D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Berry, RE Schafer, CA Torres, RJ [+details]

Abstract

Provided is a menu-like interface to facilitate user entry of command parameters via automatic fill-in of information in a syntax-transparent manner in order to overcome the deficiencies of conventional command interface techniques. The user is provided with conventional command input processing capabilities, e.g., a command line and a command language. In addition, the user is provided with the capability to automatically present a syntax-assist panel when a command is invoked. The command syntax assist panel contains all or part of the parameters for the command, with the parameters organized and pre-filled with defaulted or previously used information. The user can modify the command parameters as required.