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Re: @command{/sbin/lilo} in "rendered" HTML document

From: Richard Kreuter
Subject: Re: @command{/sbin/lilo} in "rendered" HTML document
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 22:21:22 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 04:24:30PM -0500, Randy Kramer wrote:
> I'm reading the parted manual (in one big html online...I 
> keep running into things like:
> @command{/sbin/lilo}

It's just texinfo leaking into the html.  Texinfo is the typesetting
language for much GNU documentation.  It must be translated into an
output language, such as html, info, or postscript, for practical use.

> And I'm confused -- I don't know what it is really telling me.  Surely 
> it's not telling me to enter that at the Linux CLI? 

Nope: the @command{} operator is telling the formatter to format the
string "/sbin/lilo" however commands are to be formatted for the given
output (e.g., indented and in a monospaced font for printing, bold for
online info format).  That this appears at all in the html is a bug in
the html generator.  I couldn't reproduce this bug with texi2html
v1.65; the version online was generated by texi2html v1.56.

If you need to know about lilo: you generally need to rerun the lilo
command any time you change either the Linux image (your kernel file,
maybe called "vmlinuz" or similar, somewhere on your system), or the
partition the Linux file lives on.  lilo, the command, rewrites the
bootblocks in the mbr or at the beginning of a partition, telling the
bootloader where on the disk the bootable kernel image sits.

Hope that helps,

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