Most of the posts in this blog contain instructions, many of them to be performed at the command prompt. I’ve tried to color code these instructions to make the posts more efficient and make it easier for you to figure out what to do in each line of the instructions. Here’s a little key to help you if you can’t figure it out:
BOLD, BLACK TEXT – This is something you need to do that will require you to interpret what is needed and/or requires your own personal information to accomplish. For example, “LOG IN using SSH as ROOT.” – this would require you to know how to use SSH, how to “log in” to the server and what the root password to the server is.
BOLD, BLUE TEXT – This is a command that must be entered at the command prompt, followed by the “Enter” key so that the command runs. For example, “cd /home“, if entered on the command line followed by enter, will cause Linux to drop you into the Server’s “home” directory.
Blue Text (not bolded) - This is text that must be entered exactly as-is into the document, blank, prompt, or editor screen as required. You can simply copy and paste this directly into the required area.
Red Text (not bolded) – This is “dummy text” that must be replaced with information specific to your server, account, situation, etc. For example, “<a href=”mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org“>” would require you to replace the red text with your own email address or the email address that would make the most sense in the particular situation being covered.
I’m pretty easy to get along with; so if the instructions don’t make sense or you can’t figure out what I was trying to get across, just post a comment and I’ll try to reply as quickly as I can!