1.1. Notation used in this guide

In this guide, the boldface font is used indicate a command or parameter, that is appearing for the first time in the normal text of a chapter. For example: "Use command ls to see the content of a directory". After the first appearance commands, parameters and file names are typed with italic font. Italic font is also used to introduce new terms within the text.

To emphasize how to write a command the courier font in a grey box is used. For example: Use following command to log in to the taito.csc.fi cluster:

ssh taito.csc.fi
Generic arguments given to commands are indicated with an italic font. For example:
rm file
In the command examples the output is also displayed within a grey box. For example Command
gives following results

Some examples use a notation where both command and the results are in the same box. In these cases the command prompt is shown and the actual command is displayed with bold face letters. For example:

kkayttaj@taito:~> ls

Note that here the command prompt ( e.g. kkayttaj@taito:~> ) is not part of the command.

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