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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 1: What are Operating Systems and How Do They Work?
      9  CDI System Commands

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The Prompt Command

The prompt command is used to modify the string used to tell the operator the computer is ready for input. By typing the prompt command with a $ sign, followed by either specific switches or a string of text, the command prompt instantly changes to that ‘ready’ set. Two of the most commonly used prompt characters are “$P” and “$G”. The “$P” is expanded to the current directory context, and the “$G” is replaced by the “>” symbol. In the screenshot below, the “$T” switch has been used to insert the current system time.

The prompt command is the one noticeable exception to the “/” switch convention, probably because its parameters are used for string replacement rather than option configuration.

Figure 179: The Prompt Command

 


The prompt command does accept the “/?” help parameter though, and displays a list of the available string expansions that can be used.


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