The following typographic conventions are used in this manual:
|YaST||This font is used to indicate a program name.|
|/etc/passwd||This font is used to specify a file or directory.|
|placeholder||The character string placeholder (including angle brackets) should be replaced by the actual value.|
|PATH||This indicates an environment variable called PATH.|
|192.168.1.2||The value of a variable.|
|ls||Specifies a command to enter.|
|user||This style refers to a user.|
|Alt||This symbol indicates a key to press.|
|Ctrl-Alt-Del||This indicates two or more keys to press simultaneously.|
|Permission denied||This is a system message.|
|Menu option or button.|
The manual uses the following naming conventions and abbreviations for the hardware architectures supported by SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server:
|Abbreviation||Full Name or Processor Name|
|IPF||Intel Itanium Processor Family|
To indicate differences between the individual platforms in continuous text, the authors use the conventions listed below. The type of identifier depends on the amount of divergent information. Here are a few brief examples:
If only a few words or characters within a sentence or section are different, the difference is worked into the continuous text without any further identifier.
|zSeries: A Brief Tip|
Brief tips, notes, or warnings that apply exclusively to one or more architectures are identified by the platform abbreviation followed by the actual title of the note.
AMD64: A Section That Applies to AMD64 Only
If a complete section of a chapter is concerned with a single platform, this is introduced, as in the case of tips, notes, and warnings, by the platform abbreviation in the title, so the table of contents for the manual reflects this difference.
Labeling of screenshots and examples of code are provided in similar fashion — the relevant caption or example title is preceded by the platform abbreviation. If no abbreviation is used, the information may be assumed to be valid for all platforms.