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Notation Conventions

The following notation conventions are used throughout this document. When you are editing this document, please refer to this section, to see how things should be formatted.

  • a path, filename, and/or directory should be in a fixed point font: ./path/filename
  • a command to be entered, should be in a bold, fixed point font : command
  • a menu selection, buttons, and other types of selections will have arrows indicating how to navigate: Menu → Sub-Menu → Selection

Lists of terms and definitions

term1
This is the definition for term1, which can be rather long, and verbose , and the documentation will wrap things properly. We will use this to define ioctls for various drivers and other places where we feel like it.
term2
This is the definition for term2, which can be rather long, and verbose , and the documentation will wrap things properly. We will use this to define ioctls for various drivers and other places where we feel like it.
This is the second definition for term2, which can be rather long, and verbose , and the documentation will wrap things properly. We will use this to define ioctls for various drivers and other places where we feel like it.

This symbol indicates a note

This symbol indicates a tip

This symbol indicates a warning

This symbol indicates something important

user prompt on the host, or development computer

rgetz@test:~/checkouts/kernel/uClinux-dist> ls
autoconf.h  COPYING        history.txt  Makefile       testsuites
bfin_patch  CVS            images       README         tools
bin         Documentation  kgdb_patch   release_notes  uClibc
config      freeswan       lib          romfs          user
config.in   glibc          linux-2.6.x  SOURCE         vendors
rgetz@test:~/checkouts/kernel/uClinux-dist>

root user on the host, or development computer

test:~ #> whoami
root
test:~ #>

This specifies any shell prompt in uClinux running on the target

uClinux:~ #> whoami
root
uClinux:~ #>

This is a source snippet, for example purposes, taken from uClinux-dist/user/blkfin-test/dpmc-test/to_hibernate

file: user/blkfin-test/dpmc-test/to_hibernate.c

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