Command-line syntax key

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

Notation Description
Text without brackets or braces Items you must type as shown.
<Text inside angle brackets> Placeholder for which you must supply a value.
[Text inside square brackets] Optional items.
{Text inside braces} Set of required items. You must choose one.
Vertical bar (|) Separator for mutually exclusive items. You must choose one.
Ellipsis (…) Items that can be repeated and used multiple times.