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Documentation Conventions

The following typographical conventions are used in Tectia documentation:

Table 1.1. Documentation conventions

BoldTools, menus, GUI elements and commands, command-line tools, strong emphasisClick Apply or OK.
Series of menu selectionsSelect FileSave
MonospaceCommand-line and configuration options, file names and directories, etc.Refer to readme.txt
ItalicsReference to other documents or products, URLs, emphasisSee Tectia Client User Manual
Replaceable text or valuesrename oldfile newfile
#In front of a command, # indicates that the command is run as a privileged user (root).
# rpm --install package.rpm
$In front of a command, $ indicates that the command is run as a non-privileged user.
$ sshg3 user@host
\At the end of a line in a command, \ indicates that the command continues on the next line, but there was not space enough to show it on one line.
$ ssh-keygen-g3 -t rsa \
  -F -c mykey


A Note indicates neutral or positive information that emphasizes or supplements important points of the main text. Supplies information that may apply only in special cases (for example, memory limitations, equipment configurations, or specific versions of a program).


A Caution advises users that failure to take or to avoid a specified action could result in loss of data.


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