VMware uses the following type style conventions in this document:


Use for names of interface elements


Use for full titles of publications referenced in text


Use for:

  • System output, such as an error message or script

  • System code

  • Pathnames, filenames, prompts, and syntax

  • Commands and options

                        Monospace italic

Use for variables.

                        Monospace bold

Use for user input.

[ ]

Square brackets enclose optional values


Vertical bar indicates alternate selections — the bar means “or”

{ }

Braces enclose content that the user must specify, such as x or y or z


Ellipses indicate nonessential information omitted from the example