1. A famous or popular saying by someone. A listing of some of Computer Hope's favorite quotes can be found on our quotes page.

2. Alternatively referred to as a double quote, quotation mark, or inverted commas, a quote is a symbol on the keyboard that looks like two small vertical lines ( " ) that is found on the United States QWERTY keyboard next to the Enter key. In computer programming quotes are used to contain text or other data. For example, in the below print statement, what you're printing to the screen is often surrounded in quotes.

print "Hello world!";

In the Windows command line in order for the command line to recognize files or directories with spaces they must be surrounded with quotes. For example, if you wanted to rename the file "stats baseball.doc" to "stats_baseball.doc", you could type the command below and press Enter.

move "stats baseball.doc" stats_baseball.doc

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Also see: Angled quote, Back quote, Curly quotes, Keyboard terms, Magic quote, Single quote