Amazon Web Services
General Reference (Version 1.0)

Document Conventions

This section lists the common typographical conventions for AWS technical publications.

Typographical Conventions

This section describes common typographical conventions.



A visual reference to further discussion elsewhere

java -version

Inline code (including commands, constants, XML elements, logical values, operations, parameters, and regular expressions)

# ls -l /var/www/html/index.html
-rw-rw-r--  1 root root 1872 Jun 21 09:33 /var/www/html/index.html
# date
Wed Jun 21 09:33:42 EDT 2006

Blocks of sample code

(start | stride | edge)

Mutually exclusive options separated by vertical bars

[-n, -quiet]


Optional parameters


XML replaceable text

Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances

Important words or phrases


Technical publications


Text that the user types

On the File menu, choose Properties.

Console pages, menus, sections, or fields

For more information, see Document Conventions.

Link to other content


% ec2-register <your-s3-bucket>/image.manifest


Placeholder text for a required value


Key names and key sequences