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    #1

    prompt

    Hi,

    I would like to know if the verb 'prompt' means: inform

    During its execution, the configuration script will prompt you for certain information regarding the functionality of the SNMP agent, including the SNMP version to use, the contact information for the device, and the system's location.


    Could I substitute it with 'inform' to make: "During its execution, the configuration script will inform you for certain information regarding the functionality..."

    And that "for" what does it mean here...?

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    #2

    Re: prompt

    No. '...prompt you for' means 'ask you for'.

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