I am trying to find the names/differences/what is the symbol called at the of the prompt provided at the entry line for Bash.
For example: user@user~$ what is the $ called, and why on some systems is user % not $? is that a setting that can be changed?
I am thinking about this from the perception of Cisco IOS, between > (user) to # privileged exec. The symbols serve a purpose there, so what purpose do they serve on a *Nix system?