The Command Interpreter Window (CIW) is the first window you see and interact
with using Cadence software. It contains menus with commands that allow you to
do any operation Cadence supports. It is composed of different areas with
separate functions, which are:
Window manager (optional) border
Output history area
Mouse bindings line
You control the size and location of the CIW. It can stay on your screen
throughout your work session and be temporarily hidden by other windows.
The optional window manager border contains the location of the transcript log
file that is kept for each session. The banner contains the pulldown menus.
Each command line is copied into the output area from the input line as it is
accepted for execution. Any error messages or output resulting from a command
may appear at the bottom of the output area, depending on the settings of the
log filter flags. This area is treated as a read-only disk file. The contents
cannot be changed by direct keyboard entry.
The input line holds the text of the current prompt until it is ready to be
input. It is assumed that command line text accumulates in this command
input area, and a single event, usually typing a carriage return, triggers