7. Typographic Conventions

The following table shows the typographic conventions that are used in this guide.

Table 1. Typographic Conventions

StyleDescriptionExample

Italic

File names, folder names, and extensions

C:\Development\wireshark.

Monospace

Commands, flags, and environment variables

CMake’s -G option.

Bold Monospace

Commands that should be run by the user

Run cmake -G Ninja ...

Button

Dialog and window buttons

Press Launch to go to the Moon.

Key

Keyboard shortcut

Press Ctrl+Down to move to the next packet.

Menu

Menu item

Select GoNext Packet to move to the next packet.


7.1. Admonitions

Important and notable items are marked as follows:

[Warning]This is a warning

You should pay attention to a warning, otherwise data loss might occur.

[Note]This is a note

A note will point you to common mistakes and things that might not be obvious.

[Tip]This is a tip

Tips are helpful for your everyday work using Wireshark.

7.2. Shell Prompt and Source Code Examples

Bourne shell, normal user. 

$ # This is a comment
$ git config --global log.abbrevcommit true

Bourne shell, root user. 

# # This is a comment
# ninja install

Command Prompt (cmd.exe). 

>rem This is a comment
>cd C:\Development

PowerShell. 

PS$># This is a comment
PS$>choco list -l

C Source Code. 

#include "config.h"

/* This method dissects foos */
static int
dissect_foo_message(tvbuff_t *tvb, packet_info *pinfo _U_, proto_tree *tree _U_, void *data _U_)
{
    /* TODO: implement your dissecting code */
    return tvb_captured_length(tvb);
}