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Subject: Re: [docbook] how to represent userinput with a command option?

On Tue, 13 May 2003, Yann Dirson wrote:

> On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 12:19:28PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > nice idea, but wrapping the above in a <userinput> causes everything
> > to be bolded, which is what i'm trying to avoid.
> > 
> > also, i'm not sure that, semantically, i should be using a 
> > <cmdsynopsis>.  i'm not trying to supply a command synopsis,
> > just trying to show a sample *usage* of that command, which 
> > i'm convinced shouldn't represent the same thing.
> In that case, probably you should just not try to specify optional
> stuff in this place ?

well, as i think about it, it is kind of a special case, as it's
early in a manual, and i'm demonstrating to the class what it means
to see a command where part of it is optional.

in this case, i think it's OK to just cheat for now.


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