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Installation and Migration Guide

Typographic conventions

This book uses the following typographic conventions:
Typographic Usage
  • Bold words or characters represent system elements that you must use literally, such as commands, flags, and path names.

  • Italic words or characters represent variable values that you must supply.
  • Italics are also used for book titles and for general emphasis in text.

Constant width Examples and information that the system displays appear in constant width typeface.
[ ] Brackets enclose optional items in format and syntax descriptions.
{ } Braces enclose a list from which you must choose an item in format and syntax descriptions.
| A vertical bar separates items in a list of choices. (In other words, it means "or.")
< > Angle brackets (less-than and greater-than) enclose the name of a key on the keyboard. For example, <Enter> refers to the key on your terminal or workstation that is labeled with the word Enter.
... An ellipsis indicates that you can repeat the preceding item one or more times.
<Ctrl-x> The notation <Ctrl-x> indicates a control character sequence. For example, <Ctrl-c> means that you hold down the control key while pressing <c>.
\ The continuation character is used in coding examples in this book for formatting purposes.

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