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Re: [docbook] how to represent userinput with a command option?

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 11:29:41AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> let's say i wanted to, as part of a <screen>, show a sample command
>   $ wc [-w] letter
> now, the standard way to represent userinput is to display it in
> bold, to emphasize that it's typed by the user.  so, as a first
> attempt:
> <pr>$</pr> <ui>wc <op><o>-w</o></op> letter</ui>

This looks much more like a <cmdsynopsys> use case - did you try to
use that ?

      <arg choice="opt"><option>-w</option></arg>
      <arg choice="req" rep="repeat">

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