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; choose one
Vertical bar (|) Separator for mutually exclusive items; choose one
Ellipsis (…) Items that can be repeated