; metacharacter is often used to separate shell commands that will be executed sequentially (such as
; is also used in some programming languages (Perl, C, C++) to end a statement. For example:
print "This statement ends with a semicolon\n";
# metacharacter is used for many things, including the following:
In anchor pointers in HTML documents. The
# metacharacter precedes target names. Targets allow users to navigate to specific points inside a single Web page. You may have seen such anchor references in URLs, like this: http://www.mcp.com/index.html#toc. This would take you to the toc target in the document
To comment out lines in scripts and configuration files. Any line following ...