I see this a lot in terminal commands and didn't understand what does it mean. also the terminal doesn't recognize it.
I assume you're seeing this
If you look at a terminal window on your computer you'll probably see something like
on the last line, where "my-computer-name" is of course your computer's name. This is prompting you (i.e., inviting you) to type a command. So now you go and type
Linux documentation typically uses
I open this question because it is got me interested. I did't know what is
I'v google it and found this tutorial, where we can see this magically
This is so called Shell Prompt. Thing that usually appear before each command in terminal emulator. It is usually provide some information to user. Previously it has been used to show
In Ubuntu it is usually look like this:
You can customize Bash Prompt if you want. Here is my prompt:
Here is nice tutorial for customizing it
Host% is nothing but a prompt with host name (your computer name) saying that the shell is ready to accept commands. This prompt can be set to username or it can show time or date etc.