Typographic Conventions

This documentation set uses the following typographic conventions:

  • [Optional_Argument]

    The square brackets, [], indicate an optional argument.

  • <Variable>

    The angle brackets, <>, indicate a variable. Replace <Variable> with an actual value.

  • x|y|z

    The vertical bar, |, indicates that only 1 of the options can be selected.

  • \

    The backslash, \, indicates that the new line followed is a continuance of a long statement. For example, the following 2 command line statements are equivalent:

    • With backslash:
      $ tar -zxvf \
    • Without backslash:
      $ tar -zxvf repo.tar.gz