All commands end with a semi-colon ; followed by a newline. Commands, agent definitions etc can spread over several lines; the Version 6 continuation character is no longer required (or even permitted). If you get asked a question expecting the answer y or n, the semi-colon is optional. Anything after a semi-colon will be ignored. Therefore you cannot put more than one command on a line, even if you separate them by semi-colons. * is the comment character. Anything between a * and the next newline will be ignored. This is now true even if * is not the first character on the line. Note that * and ; cannot be used for anything other than starting a comment or finishing a command respectively. In particular, they cannot be used in strings, including filenames and arguments to echo.

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