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Command-Line Syntax Key

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The following table describes the notation used to indicate command-line syntax.

NotationDescription
Loose TextRequired text that must be typed as shown.
<>Placeholder for a required value.
[]Set of optional items.
{}Set of required items. You must choose one.
| (pipe)Pipe separator for mutually exclusive items.
... (ellipsis)Items that can be repeated and used multiple times.
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Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
<div><span>Video game developer</span> /<br /><span>Retro computing fanatic</span></div>