1. A prompt is text or symbols used to represent the system's readiness to perform the next command. A prompt may also be a text representation of where the user is currently. For example, an MS-DOS prompt or Windows command prompt may look like the example below.
- To change how the prompt is formatted in MS-DOS use the prompt command.
- How to get to an MS-DOS prompt or Windows command line.
- How to change the prompt.
- How to use the Windows command line (DOS).
2. A prompt may also refer to a message or window that appears, alerting the user or asking for a confirmation. Below is a basic example of this prompt asking if the user wants to continue. Pressing Y or typing Yes would continue performing the action.
Are you sure you want to continue? (Yes/No)
3. In an FTP session, prompt is a command that enables and disables the FTP prompt. See the how to use ftp help page for information about prompt and other FTP commands.