Typographic Conventions

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:
 

Destination

Buttons:

fa-plus Add

Prompt for input:
 

Proceed?

Input from the user (text):
 

Rule Description

Input from the user (selection):
 

WAN

File Names:

/boot/loader.conf

Names of commands or programs:
 

gzip

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:

Note

Consider this …

Warnings:

Warning

Watch out!

Tips:

Tip

The best practice is …

References:

See also

For more information …

The list above is an example of a “definition list” used to define sets of terms or options and their meanings.