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1<sect1 id="intro-welcome-conventions">
2<?dbhtml filename="conventions.html" dir="introduction"?>
3<title>Conventions used in this book</title>
4
5<para>To make things easy to follow, there are a number of conventions used
6throughout the book. Following are some examples:</para>
7
8<para><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr</userinput></para>
9
10<blockquote><para>This form of text is designed to be typed exactly
11as seen unless otherwise noted in the surrounding text. It is also used
12in the explanation sections to identify which of the commands is being
13referred to.</para></blockquote>
14
15<para><filename>install-info: unknown option
16`--dir-file=/mnt/lfs/usr/info/dir'</filename></para>
17
18<blockquote><para>This form of text (fixed width text) is showing screen
19output, probably as the result of commands issued and is also used to
20show filenames such as <filename>/etc/lilo.conf</filename></para></blockquote>
21
22<para><emphasis>Emphasis</emphasis></para>
23
24<blockquote><para>This form of text is used for several purposes in the
25book but mainly to emphasize important points or to give examples as to
26what to type.</para></blockquote>
27
28<para><ulink url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/">http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/</ulink></para>
29
30<blockquote><para>This form of text is used for hyperlinks, both within the
31book and to external pages such as HowTo's, download locations,
32websites, etc.</para></blockquote>
33
34<para><screen><userinput>cat &gt; $LFS/etc/group &lt;&lt; "EOF"</userinput>
35 root:x:0:
36 bin:x:1:
37 ......
38<userinput>EOF</userinput></screen></para>
39
40<blockquote><para>This type of section is used mainly when creating
41configuration files. The first command (in bold) tells the system to create
42the file $LFS/etc/group from whatever is typed on the following lines until
43the sequence EOF is encountered. Therefore, this whole section is generally
44typed as seen.</para></blockquote>
45
46</sect1>
47
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