Splunk® Style Guide

Splunk Style Guide

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Show symbols in text

If you want to show a symbol in your text, write out the symbol first, and then refer to the symbol in parentheses with nonbreaking spaces. The HTML character entity for a nonbreaking space is  .

Begin the line with a forward slash ( / ).
Enter your search after the pipe ( | ).
Begin the line with a forward slash, /.
Enter your search after the |.

What to call symbols

Use the following terms when writing about symbols in Splunk documentation:

Symbol What to call it
` Backtick
~ Tilde
! Exclamation point
@ At symbol
# Pound sign
$ Dollar sign
% Percent sign
^ Caret
& Ampersand
* Asterisk, wildcard
( Left parenthesis
) Right parenthesis
- Dash, hyphen, minus sign
_ Underscore
= Equal sign
+ Plus sign
[ Left bracket
] Right bracket
{ Left brace, left curly brace
} Right brace, right curly brace
\ Backslash
| Pipe, vertical bar
; Semicolon
: Colon
' Single quotation mark
" Double quotation mark
, Comma
< Less than, left-pointing angle bracket
. Period
> Greater than, right-pointing angle bracket
/ Forward slash
? Question mark
Last modified on 12 April, 2023

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current

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