Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Sep 27 02:51:31 PDT 2004
On Sun, 26 Sep 2004, Bill Moran wrote:
> "raju raju" <rajunpl at hotmail.com> 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.
In the handbook (and wider, conventionally), "#" is used as the root
prompt*; "%" or "$" are non-root prompts. (The percent is often used to
suggest a csh-type shell and the dollar sign for a sh-derived shell.)
* at least in the bits I've flicked to at random to check.
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