- Text which is customizable has a distinct style. Note that many things are customizable with computers, especially with software with source code available. However, the style that indicates customizable text is used to point out things which are more customizable than some of the surrounding text. In many cases, this may indicate things that probably should be customized to get things to be properly working and/or set up.
command line outputgenerally starts with the
How multiple command lines in a row are displayed:
Verylong command lines are typically placed within a "block" so that, if they end up being displayed as multi-line in a web browser, browsers that support the CSS will display subsequent lines are shown as indented. This may help display where a new line begins. (Otherwise, if a browser window is the exact width necessary for maximum confusion, the end of one command line may be at the edge of what is shown by the browser, so the next command line might look like a continuation after word wrapping.) Subsequent shorter command lines may show a background which extends past the end of the shorter line so that the background matches the longest command line above.
Exampleof a shorter line
Medium-lengthedcommand line followed by...
Contents of a text filehave their own style.
As an example...
Within a text file, there may be references to:
These commands may have the command line style override the textfile style. (However, this might not be done when text file contents are on a command line, as discussed more in a following example.) Another style which may frequently affect the text file format is the
commandson a command line
style for showing comments.
Presumably, the comments in a text file are not processed like other lines in a text file.
echocommands, or other commands, may be involved in redirecting output so
another-commandmay receive the input. (When a word following a pipe is a command that gets run right away, it uses the style indicating that it is a command that gets run right away.) A
filenamehas its own style. A
directory/foldername has a different style that is used.
Text which will end up getting placed into a text file may have the textfile style override the command line style.
echoThis may be an example of when a command, meant to be run on a command line, does not show the style of being a command which is run from the command line. That is to make it more clear that the referenced command is not run on the command line immediately.
echoThe differences in styles are meant to help demonstrate what part of a command line is literal text that actually becomes a part of a text file that is being created.
This is a name that is specifically looked at by some software. Punctuation marks that are prepended, and in some cases, possibly appended as well, to the name of a variable may get the same style as the variable name. (e.g., in MS-DOS,
echoAn example of a command line environmental variable with a well known name is
%PATH%has a required percent sign and may have a trailing percent sign which is generally optional except for cases where it is needed to specify clarity on where the variable name ends.) Variables using a
customizedname may also be used.
There is a style for a
machinename which may be part of the name of a
network. However, a machine name may actually be rendered to look more like a network
addressif it is expected to be looked up with name resolution. There is another style for UDP or TCP port
number, and a different style for
prefixlenvalues (more commonly referred to as prefix lengths). Other items fundamentally similar to a prefix length, such as a
netmask(the most familiar form of a netmask is a "subnet mask" commonly used with
IPv4) or a "wildcard mask" (used with some options specified in the Cisco IOS for equipment manufactured by the vendor for that operating environment).
- There are other styles as well. The ones mentioned above are the ones which are more likely to have greater significance.
- The way that styles are rendered may be dynamically altered by web browsers that support the provided alternate stylesheets. For example, Firefox has a “Page Style” option on the View menu.
In addition to the CSS, some notable non-content features of the web site:
- HTML features (other than just CSS)
- About DTTag
This web site makes proper use of the under-used HTML