Anything appearing in italic, like this is either an executable command or emphasized text. Tools (executable commands) are in italics to prevent confusion. Some tools have names which are real english words, such as the “locate” tool.
Are represented by using a '-' (dash sign) in-between the key(s), which must be used in combination. All combinations are also printed in italics to improve clarity. For example CTRL-Z means hold down the Control key and press the z key.
The five types used are:
This is a note: Notes often give important information about a tool.
This is a tip: This will offer a useful switch or useful way to use a tool.
This is something important: This is something that is considered very important. Consider it like a note with extra importance, they are usually there to save the reader time.
|This is a caution|
This will inform you of something that you be careful about (because it could be harmful to your system).
|This is a warning|
This will inform you of something that you shouldn't do (because it probably will break something within your system).
Hello World, I'm a code example. :)
command -options file
Note: Note that some tools do not accept options.
Also note that most commands, even when not explicitly stated, will work with standard wildcards (or globbing patterns) such as *, [A-Z] and various other standard wildcards. Refer to the Section called Standard Wildcards (globbing patterns) in Chapter 20 for further information.
To use the access keys, you have to simultaneously press a modifier key, which may vary from browser to browser. For example in NN6+/Mozilla, the modifier key is ALT, so you have to use
to go to the next page, and
to come back. In other browsers such as IE6, the access keys just give focus to the associated link, so the sequence becomes
. Try it, you'll like it!