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Conventions

This section describes the conventions used in this documentation set.
Command conventions
Convention
Boldface
Italic
[ ]
{ x | y | ... }
[ x | y | ... ]
{ x | y | ... } *
[ x | y | ... ] *
&<1-n>
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GUI conventions
Convention
Boldface
>
Symbols
Convention
WARNING
CAUTION
IMPORTANT
NOTE
TIP
Description
Bold text represents commands and keywords that you enter literally as shown.
Italic text represents arguments that you replace with actual values.
Square brackets enclose syntax choices (keywords or arguments) that are optional.
Braces enclose a set of required syntax choices separated by vertical bars, from which
you select one.
Square brackets enclose a set of optional syntax choices separated by vertical bars, from
which you select one or none.
Asterisk-marked braces enclose a set of required syntax choices separated by vertical
bars, from which you select at least one.
Asterisk-marked square brackets enclose optional syntax choices separated by vertical
bars, from which you select one choice, multiple choices, or none.
The argument or keyword and argument combination before the ampersand (&) sign can
be entered 1 to n times.
A line that starts with a pound (#) sign is comments.
Description
Window names, button names, field names, and menu items are in bold text. For
example, the New User window appears; click OK.
Multi-level menus are separated by angle brackets. For example, File > Create > Folder.
Description
An alert that calls attention to important information that if not understood or followed can
result in personal injury.
An alert that calls attention to important information that if not understood or followed can
result in data loss, data corruption, or damage to hardware or software.
An alert that calls attention to essential information.
An alert that contains additional or supplementary information.
An alert that provides helpful information.
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