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Sets the format of the terminal prompt.


[Startup]    TerminalPrompt=n


This is a comma separated string of values which set the default terminal prompt for the system. The default is 8,2

Values: The order of the values in the string determines the order the values appear in the prompt. For example


gives you a terminal prompt of %SYS:HostName>

  • 0 - Use only ">" for the prompt.

  • 1 - Host name, also known as the current system name. The name assigned to your computer. For example, LABLAPTOP>. This is the same for all of your terminal processes.

  • 2 - Namespace name. For example, %SYS>. The current namespace name is contained in the $NAMESPACE special variable. It can be an explicit namespace name or an implied namespace name.

  • 3 - Config name. The name of your system installation. For example, CACHE2>. This is the same for all of your terminal processes.

  • 4 - Current time, expressed as local time in 24-hour format with whole seconds. For example, 15:59:36>. This is the static time value for when the prompt was returned. This value changes for each prompt.

  • 5 - pid. The Process ID for your terminal. For example, 2336>. This is different for each terminal process. This value can also be returned from the $JOB special variable.

  • 6 - Username. For example, fred>. This is the same for all of your terminal processes.

  • 7 - Elapsed time executing the last command, in seconds.milliseconds. For example, .000495>. Leading and trailing zeros are suppressed. This changes for each prompt.

  • 8 - Transaction Level. For example, TL1>.



This gives you a right-angle bracket as a prompt.

Range of Values

0–8, as described above.

Management Portal

On the page System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Startup, in the TerminalPrompt row, select Edit. Enter a comma-separated string of values.

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