Command Line Interface (CLI) Design Guidelines from Microsoft
Command Line Interface (CLI) Design Guidelines from Microsoft provides information on how to design user-friendly command-line interfaces for Windows operating system. The guidelines cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Design principles: Provides an overview of the key principles that should be considered when designing a CLI, such as consistency, discoverability, and user-centered design.
- Writing conventions: Provides guidelines on how to write commands, options, and arguments in a clear and consistent manner.
- Command syntax: Provides guidelines on how to organize commands and options, and how to handle errors and exceptions.
- Help and documentation: Provides guidelines on how to design and implement help and documentation for a CLI.
- Internationalization and localization: Provides guidelines on how to design and implement CLIs that support multiple languages.
- Accessibility: Provides guidelines on how to design and implement CLIs that are accessible to users with disabilities.
The guidelines can be found at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/terminal/command-line-interface-design-guidelines
Note these guidelines are specific to Windows operating systems, and some aspects may not be applicable to other operating systems or platforms. However, the general principles of designing a user-friendly CLI can be adapted to any platform.