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Definition: Shell Prompt: The user input area of a shell. Whereas in a DOS shell the command prompt is designated by a Greater Than ()) symbol, in Linux it is usually a Percent (%) symbol, Dollar sign ($) or other special character, depending on the shell used. (Also, see Command Prompt.)

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Source: I-gloss / Linux Dictionary V 0.16
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/html/index.html
Author: Binh Nguyen linuxfilesystem(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au
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