Certain words in this manual are represented in different fonts,
styles, and weights. This highlighting indicates that the word is part
of a specific category. The categories include the following:
Courier font represents commands, file
names and paths, and
When shown as below, it indicates computer output:
Desktop about.html logs paulwesterberg.png
Mail backupfiles mail reports
bold Courier font
Bold Courier font represents text that you are to type, such as:
service jonas start
If you have to run a command as root, the root prompt
(#) precedes the command:
italic Courier font
Italic Courier font represents a variable, such as an installation
Bold font represents application
programs and text found on a graphical
When shown like this: OK , it indicates a
button on a graphical application interface.
Additionally, the manual uses different strategies to draw your
attention to pieces of information. In order of how critical the
information is to you, these items are marked as follows:
A note is typically information that you need to understand the
behavior of the system.
A tip is typically an alternative way of performing a task.
Important information is necessary, but possibly unexpected, such as
a configuration change that will not persist after a reboot.
A caution indicates an act that would violate your support agreement,
such as recompiling the kernel.
A warning indicates potential data loss, as may happen when tuning
hardware for maximum performance.