When commands are described in this manual, the following conventions are used:
- Plain text - any text appearing in the normal text font refers to a literal value that must be used exactly as shown.
- Italics - any text appearing in italics refers to a generic item. These are explained in the text that follows the command.
- Brackets - any text appearing in brackets ( [ ] ) refers to an optional item. The text following the command describes the
action taken if these optional items are used.
For example, in this command:
vutil -info [-x] [files]
the words vutil and -info must appear exactly as shown. The -x and files items are optional. If they are used, the -x must be typed literally while the files would be described in the text explaining the command.