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Old 07-02-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Command explaination?


I am working off of a guide:
http://www.howtoforge.com/opennms_network_management

I am installing Postgressql and my instruction say to

Initialize database

$bin/initdb -D data/

What is the $ before the command mean?
 
Old 07-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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"$" is the prompt of the bash shell for regular user.
But if you login as root user then the prompt will be like "#".
 
Old 07-02-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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