Formatting: The Short Form

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Please help us keep these forums consistent and readable by formatting posts. Here we look at the most important formatting.

  1. Use tags. They can be typed by hand, or the "Full Editor" allows highlighting with the mouse and clicking a button to add the tags.

    There are three really important tags: file, cmd, and code.

    file for filenames or inline literal text:
    Edit [file]/etc/rc.conf[/file].
    produces: Edit /etc/rc.conf.

    cmd for single-line or inline:
    [cmd]ls -lh /etc/rc.conf[/cmd]
    produces: ls -lh /etc/rc.conf

    code for multi-line commands, output, or sections of files:
    [code]# cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
    # ls /tmp
    # cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
    # ls /tmp
  2. Use capitalization and punctuation.
    Only press [Enter] at the end of a paragraph.
    Use capital letters at the beginning of sentences, for names, and referring to myself as I.
    FreeBSD is not the same as Linux.
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