Re: Style Guide for UNIX?

Subject: Re: Style Guide for UNIX?
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:14:40 -0500

Julie wrote:

> step starts with a lower case letter. This looks odd to me, and I'm
> not sure if this is acceptable when documenting UNIX?

Folks using the unix (or linux) shell command-line are going to be adept at the non-graphic interface already. They will expect to see "cd blah-blah" but will also be able to reconstruct the correct command from docs that went through a fierce editorial staff person who capitalized or upper-cased everything. They've seen it before. They still won't like it.

--Peter Neilson


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