CLI may refer to any of the following:
2. CLI is also an operating system interface; see the command line definition for further information.
3. CLI is also an acronym for command-line interpreter, a program used to process commands entered via a command prompt. See our command-line interpreter definition for further information about this term.
4. Short for caller line identification, CLI is a service used to identify a telephone caller and the number they dialed. Like ANI (Automatic Number Identification).
5. CLI is also short for Common Language Infrastructure, a standardized runtime environment developed by Microsoft as part of its .NET framework. CLI facilitates programs written in various programming languages across multiple platforms. It accomplishes this task by defining a common set of rules and specifications that compilers and other runtime environments follow.
Ecma defines the CLI specification in ECMA-335.