This option enables you to provide an argument to be specified in a file. For example:
emcli xyzverb -input_file="arg1:file1.txt" -input_file="arg2:file2.txt"
This string literally translates to:
emcli xyzverb -arg1=<contents of file1.txt> -arg2=<contents of file2.txt>
emcli xyzverb -input_file="name:/tmp/b1.txt" -input_file="type:/tmp/b2.txt" -input_file="bcnName:/tmp/b3.txt"
This example makes User1 an Enterprise Manager user, which is already created on an external user store like the SSO server. The contents of priv_file are view_target;host1.example.com:host. User1 will have view privileges on the host1.example.com:host target.
emcli create_user -name="User1" -type="EXTERNAL_USER" -input_file="privilege:/home/user1/priv_file"