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4. Typographical conventions The syslog-ng Premium Edition 7 Administrator Guide

Before you start using this guide, it is important to understand the terms and typographical conventions used in the documentation. For more information on specialized terms and abbreviations used in the documentation, see theGlossary at the end of this document.

The following kinds of text formatting and icons identify special information in the document.


Tips provide best practices and recommendations.


Notes provide additional information on a topic, and emphasize important facts and considerations.


Warnings mark situations where loss of data or misconfiguration of the device is possible if the instructions are not obeyed.


Commands you have to execute.


Reference items, additional readings.


File names.


Parameter and attribute names.


GUI output messages or dialog labels.


A submenu or menu item in the menu bar.


Buttons in dialog windows.