Typographic Conventions

Typographic conventions used in this documentation set are as follows:

  • [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 one of the options can be selected.

  • \

    The backslash, , indicates that the new line followed is a continuance of a long statement.

    For example, the two versions of commands are equivalent.

    With backslash:

    $ tar –zxvf \
    repo.tar.gz
    

    Without backslash:

    $ tar –zxvf repo.tar.gz