Open Firmware's "user interface" provides a rich, extensible command set for system administration, manufacturing test, field service and system bringup in the development lab. This will help bring your system to market fast.
Long time manufacturers of Open Firmware-based systems have determined that for each system they develop they save tens of thousands of dollars of development effort and shorten their development schedule by a month or more because of the powerful bringup/debugging environment provided by Open Firmware!
Nearly all the kernel primitives are accessible interactively. The user interface provides access to the system for booting and debugging, and includes features such as command-line editing, ANSI terminal emulation, and system security controls.
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