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Typographic Conventions


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An HP-UX manpage. In this example, find is the manpage name and “1” is the manpage section.

Book Title

Title of a book or other document.

Linked Title

Title that is a hyperlink to a book or other document.


A web site address that is a hyperlink to the site.


Command name or qualified command phrase.

user input

Commands and other text that you type.

computer output

Text displayed by the computer.


The name of a keyboard key. Note that Return and Enter both refer to the same key. A sequence such as Ctrl-A indicates that you must hold down the key labeled Ctrl while pressing the A key.


The name of an environment variable; for example, PATH.


The name of a program variable; for example, errno.


A value that you may replace in a command or function, or information in a display that represents several possible values.

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