The typographical conventions shown in the following table are used in this manual.
Convention Monospaced text
Meaning Represents command line text. Type this text exactly as shown.
Text enclosed in angle brackets represent a variable. Substitute an appropriate value for the variable text. Do not type the brackets.
Square brackets enclose optional items or indicate a function key. Do not type the brackets.
A vertical bar represents an or option among several options. You must enter only one of the options. Do not type the vertical bar.
/directory or \directory
A slash before a directory name indicates that it is a subdirectory. The path name may be either uppercase or lowercase.
$ or C:\> \
Represents the command prompt. Your prompt may differ.
In examples of commands you type online, a backward slash at the end of the line of text signifies that you must type the entire command, including the portion of the text on the second text line, on one command line. Do not type the backslash.
The special notes in the following table alert you to important information.
Refers to portions of this manual, another manual, or the online documentation.
Highlights important information that will help you use the system.
Contains helpful hints and practical tips that can save time and make installation or other procedures easier.
Warns you about actions which, if not carried out properly, could be damaging or destructive to your operations.