Used for filenames, directory names, table names, field names, and URLs. It is also used for emphasis and for the first use of a technical term.
Used for examples and to show the contents of files and the output of commands.
Used in syntax descriptions to indicated user-defined items.
Indicates user input within examples.
Used within syntax descriptions, uppercase usually indicates keywords.
Used within syntax descriptions, lowercase usually indicates user-defined items, such as variables.
Used within syntax descriptions, square brackets enclose optional items.
In syntax descriptions, curly brackets enclose a set of items from which you must choose only one.
Used within syntax descriptions, ellipses indicate repeating information. Used within examples, ellipses indicate that a section of unimportant information was removed from the example output to improve readability and conserve space.