userinput — Data entered by the user



The UserInput element identifies words or phrases that the user is expected to provide as input to a computer program.

Note that UserInput is not a verbatim environment, but an inline.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Often presented in a fixed width font.


The following elements occur in userinput: text, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, co, code, command, computeroutput, constant, email, envar, filename, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, literal, markup, nonterminal, olink, option, optional, package, prompt, property, remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, symbol, systemitem, tag, termdef, token, uri, userinput, xref.

See Also

computeroutput, constant, envar, filename, lineannotation, literal, literallayout, markup, option, optional, parameter, programlisting, prompt, replaceable, screen, screenshot, synopsis, systemitem, tag, varname


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example userinput</title>

<para>At the system prompt, enter <userinput>xyzzy</userinput> to gain
supervisor access to the system.


At the system prompt, enter xyzzy to gain supervisor access to the system.


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