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What is the main function of the command interpreter?

Command Interpreter is a special program in an operating system that enables user interaction with the program in the form of command lines. The Command- line interpreter is an important part of the operating system that allows the user to enter special commands in computer language and execute them.

In Windows computers, the command interpreter program is available as Command Prompt.

Command Interpreters are beneficial in the absence of a Graphical Interface Program. (GUI) They efficiently perform certain automated commands such as copying files of the same format and controlling the setting of start-up programs, etc.

Command Interpreters give users direct access to the operating system. However, it is not simple to use the command interpreter, the users need to be well-versed in different command lines to use it efficiently.