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Command-Line Syntax Key

Corey Plett|Last Updated: 11/16/2016

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

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

NotationDescription
Text without brackets or bracesItems you must type as shown
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
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