Parcels are the basic unit of information for requests and responses. Although CLI allows applications to manipulate request parcels directly, most applications let CLI handle them internally. However, applications must process responses parcel by parcel. Each type of parcel is uniquely identified by its flavor. The flavor and format of parcels, and the processing of response parcels of interest to applications, are described in the following sections.
Three response parcels (ElicitData, ElicitFile, and ElicitName) prompt CLI to provide additional information needed to complete requests. CLI continues the request by providing the additional information.