Bill Moran wmoran at
Sun Sep 26 09:11:25 PDT 2004

"raju raju" <rajunpl at> wrote:
>    % man 1 chmo
>    whaT  does (%) sign means here? root ,user or something else?

% is the prompt.  In the FreeBSD docs, the % prompt means the example was
done as root, while the $ prompt means that the example was done as a
normal user.

Most shells have a configurable prompt, so the prompts on your machine may
not be $ and %.  For example, on my computer:

bash-2.05b$ su

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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