How to run cellprofiler in a single ec2 terminal without using the distributed docker

I have set up cellprofiler in a single ec2 terminal and ran a example pipeline. How can I create new pipelines without GUI. Should I always create pipeline with a GUI version and pass it to my ec2 terminal.

It is theoretically possible to make pipelines in a text editor but SUPER not recommended. We typically do pipeline construction on local machines in the GUI, then feed to AWS for processing once we feel it’s properly tuned.