Throughout the book the authors use conventions to denote certain concepts, information, or actions. The following list gives examples of how these are formatted in the book.
- Menu Selections
Firewall > Rules
- GUI Item Labels/Names
- Prompt for input
- Input from the user (text)
- Input from the user (selection)
- File Names
- Names of commands or programs
- Commands Typed at a shell prompt
# ls -l
Long shell command-line examples may be split using the backslash (\) for shell line continuation.
- Command Output
-rw-r--r-- 2 root wheel 887 Apr 12 09:49 .cshrc
- Special Notes
Consider this …
The best practice is …
For more information …
The list above is an example of a “definition list” used to define sets of terms or options and their meanings.