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Notational Conventions

Information in this documentation applies to all supported operating systems and architectures unless otherwise specified. This documentation uses the following conventions:
Notational Conventions
THIS TYPE
Indicates language keywords.
this type
Indicates command-line or option arguments.
This type
Indicates a code example.
This type
Indicates what you type as input.
This type
Indicates menu names, menu items, button names, dialog window names, and other user-interface items.
File > Open
Menu names and menu items joined by a greater than (>) sign to indicate a sequence of actions. For example,
Click File > Open
indicates that in the
File
menu, you would click
Open
to perform this action.
{value | value}
Indicates a choice of items or values. You can usually only choose one of the values in the braces.
[
item
]
Indicates items that are optional.
item
[,
item
]...
Indicates that the item preceding the ellipsis (...) can be repeated.