in a punctual manner; "he did his homework promptly" at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence); "he promptly forgot the address" with little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!
The DOS prompt is the flashing cursor next to a C: > on a black screen (The letter indicates where the computer is Ã«thinkingÃ; for example, if you have just performed a command in the windows directory, the prompt will show C: /WINDOWS: >) It is awaiting a typed command - this might be your username and password if you log onto a network, or it might be Ã«winÃ to open Windows from the hard drive There is, of course, a whole vocabulary of commands that might be inputted, depending on what you want to ask of the computer In practice, we can ignore DOS once we have bypassed it into a friendlier environment such as Windows
In a narrow sense a prompt is a statement to which a student responds in an assessment often a reading passage, picture, chart or other form of information In the fullest sense a prompt is the directions which ask the student to undertake a task Prompts should include the context of the situation, the problem to be solved, the role the student takes, and the audience for the product or performance
Any characters displayed on the video screen to help the user decide what the next appropriate action is A system prompt is a special prompt displayed by the operating system The alphabetic character indicates the default drive Some applications programs have their own special prompts See CP/M prompt
The prompt is the interface that a shell presents to you for entering commands It may look like [[email protected] directory]$ which lets you know what username you are logged in under, the hostname of the machine you're logged into, and what directory you are in at the moment If you were logged in as root, the prompt may appear as [[email protected] directory]# where the "#" indicates that you are the root user
(computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
(pump-primer) a scenario, a focus, a beginning sentence, a what-if, to stimulate or structure student effort Prompts can serve as models as students begin developing their own topics Some prompts are extensive, and include information on the purpose of and audience for the student's response Can be over-used, resulting in chronic student expectation of teacher directives instead of employment of intrinsic motivation and inspiration
A prompt is text printed to ask the user for input Printing a prompt is called prompting Emacs prompts always appear in the echo area (q v ) One kind of prompting happens when the minibuffer is used to read an argument (see section The Minibuffer); the echoing which happens when you pause in the middle of typing a multicharacter key sequence is also a kind of prompting (see section The Echo Area)
Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; meeting requirements readily; not slow, dilatory, or hesitating in decision or action; responding on the instant; immediate; as, prompt in obedience or compliance; said of persons
A prompt is text printed to ask the user for input Displaying a prompt is called prompting Emacs prompts always appear in the echo area (q v ) One kind of prompting happens when the minibuffer is used to read an argument (see Minibuffer); the echoing which happens when you pause in the middle of typing a multi-character key sequence is also a kind of prompting (see Echo Area)
If you prompt someone when they stop speaking, you encourage or help them to continue. If you prompt an actor, you tell them what their next line is when they have forgotten what comes next. `Go on,' the therapist prompted him How exactly did he prompt her, Mr Markham?
The person who, during the performance, feeds actors lines if they 'dry' Usually from the down stage stage left position - hence Prompt Corner In opera it was traditional for the prompt to be positioned with the head projecting through a small slit cut in the stage floor down stage centre, with a wooden hood or cover to mask the prompt person from the audience
To prompt someone to do something means to make them decide to do it. Japan's recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars The need for villagers to control their own destinies has prompted a new plan
The character or characters displayed whenever Unix (or some other program) is waiting for you to type something The two common Unix prompts are $ (if you use the Bournre or korn shell ) or % (if you use the C shell)
A character or word that the system displays in an IRIX shell that indicates that the system is ready to accept commands The default prompt for regular user accounts is %; the default prompt for the root account is #
A prompt is text used to ask the user for input Displaying a prompt is called prompting Emacs prompts always appear in the echo area (q v ) One kind of prompting happens when the minibuffer is used to read an argument (see section E The Minibuffer); the echoing which happens when you pause in the middle of typing a multi-character key sequence is also a kind of prompting (see section B 2 The Echo Area)
(1) A message from a computer program that instructs you to enter data or take some other action (2) Word(s) used by the system as a cue to assist a user's response Such messages generally ask the user to respond by typing some information in the adjacent field See also command line
(adjective.) 15th century. Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin promptus ready, prompt, from past participle of promere to bring forth, from pro- forth + emere to take; more at REDEEM.
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