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Core headless commands (Buckminster)

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To allow a user to do anything useful with a 'raw' Buckminster Headless. Buckminster has a minimum, core command set.

The main commands are basically intended for bootstrapping; specifically, to interact with the Update Manager mechanism and install features/plugins - thereby gaining the actual commands desired. Also, a number of commands allow querying the system (for example 'what commands are installed'), and interaction with an extendable 'preference' system (e.g. manipulating persisted preferences in a given workspace, activities usually performed by using various GUI dialogs). Finally some mostly internal diagnostics command(s) useful for dumping information (e.g. what features/plugins are installed etc).

At present, these commands are available. Here I will only make a brief description:

Brief Description of core commands
command explanation
This command will list the commands that are currently available, i.e. it's a fast way to get a reminder on what command to use. Or, to verify that the extension command just written was actually linked in properly.
In order to make sense of the -progressconfiguration flag using lspm will help. It lists installed progress monitors and any specific configurations available for each monitor implementation.
These commands is the interface to Update Manager.
These commands interface with the preference mechanism.