VarName -- The name of a variable


Mixed Content Model

VarName ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



A VarName identifies a variable name in a programming or expression language. Variables most often get their values from Literals, Replaceable values, Constants, or Symbols.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


These elements contain VarName: Action, Application, Attribution, BiblioMisc, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, Command, Comment, ComputerOutput, Database, Emphasis, entry, Filename, ForeignPhrase, FuncParams, FuncSynopsisInfo, Function, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, Hardware, Interface, InterfaceDefinition, KeyCap, LineAnnotation, Link, Literal, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, Member, MsgAud, OLink, Option, Optional, Para, Parameter, Phrase, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProgramListing, Property, Quote, RefDescriptor, RefEntryTitle, RefName, RefPurpose, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, SimPara, Subtitle, Synopsis, SystemItem, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, Trademark, ULink, UserInput.


The following elements occur in VarName: IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Replaceable.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: IndexTerm.

See Also

Command, ComputerOutput, Constant, Literal, Markup, Option, Optional, Parameter, Prompt, Replaceable, SGMLTag, UserInput


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
In Perl, <varname>@ARGV</varname> contains the command line paramters
used when the script was run.

In Perl, @ARGV contains the command line paramters used when the script was run.

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