Alpine Linux talk:Wiki templates

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Hi,

Nice job with the templates. I have some questions though:

Do we have a template for the output of the command?

I guess I have 2 use cases:


A) Type

apk add openssh

 How do I show what the output of the command is?

B) Your /etc/apk/repositories file looks like this:

 How do I show what the file contents look like?
To be honest I'm not really happy about the CMD template and yes we do not have template for the output of the command. Using pre is a good choice for now. We can either tune the CMD template to mach pre or make a new template/upgrade the old CMD template to work for output as well . --K0gen 01:30, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
I agree that CMD template could be improved. we could have something like: {{Cmd|command|output}} where output is optional. We could have a template called File to show file contents. Could initially only have pre. --Ncopa 07:26, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


(Much later:) I refined/expanded the templates some. See http://lists.alpinelinux.org/alpine-devel/0702.html. In brief:
  • continue to use {{Cmd|command}} for user input
  • use <pre> or space-indented blocks to display command output, or shell sessions that include prompts and intermix user input and command output
  • use {{Cat|/path/to/file|file contents}} to display file contents:

    Contents of /etc/apk/repositories

    How do I show what the file contents look like?
--Dubiousjim 22:26, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
All this has now been moved to Help:Editing. --Dubiousjim 13:21, 24 March 2012 (UTC)