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What's the command for displaying <receive>, <reply> and so on as appearing in the following picture?

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\texttt{<receive>} – egreg Jul 26 '12 at 9:48
perhaps \verb|...| is better if say _ occurs in the text – daleif Jul 26 '12 at 9:55
Why close votes as "too localized"? This question sure is extremely basic of nature and should be covered in about every introduction to LaTeX, but it's not too localized -- it rather is extremely widely applicable. – doncherry Jul 26 '12 at 13:03
@doncherry: I'm not for closing, but downvoting: The question shows no research effort: Reading any introduction to LaTeX would answer it. – Martin Schröder Sep 9 '12 at 21:44
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The "typewriter type" font is obtained by


In case your input contains special characters, such as % or _, you can use


where the two bars can be any other non special character that doesn't appear in the string.

Every good introduction to LaTeX covers the topic.

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