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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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1.2 Document conventions

This Debian Reference provides information through short bash shell commands. Here are the conventions used:

     # command in root account
     $ command in user account
     ... description of action

These shell command examples use PS2=" ". See Bash – GNU standard interactive shell, Section 13.2.1 for more information on bash.

Reference to:

  • a UNIX-style manual page is given in the form: bash(1).

  • a GNU TEXINFO page is given in the form: info libc.

  • a book is given in the form: The C Programming Language.

  • a URL is given in the form:

  • a file on the system is given in the form: /usr/share/doc/Debian/reference/.

The following abbreviations are used:

Other abbreviations are defined in the text before they are used.

In this document only URL references are given for LDP documents. However, LDP documents have been packaged for Debian; when the packages are installed the documents are available in /usr/share/doc/HOWTO/.

See References, Section 15.1.

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