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I wrote this page to fill in a broken link. It was improved the next day (yesterday) by an editor. I've got a lot to learn about wiki formatting.

The editor left a question I find curious: what does (1) mean in strings(1). Just about all Unix and Linux documentation, as well as other technical writing that I have seen uses this convention. It means "strings" is a command, documented in section 1 of the manual pages, and not for instance an arrangement of data bytes.

Is there some specific way I should write differently for the wiki? I'm ready to learn.

--4dummies 16:39, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

You are doing your stuff well :) Just for a newbie, it will be confusing to see strings(1) with no explaination what (1) means. (1) could as well be part of the executable's name. Regarding style in this wiki, it is much more important that you write than how you write --ThorstenStaerk 19:49, March 24, 2011 (UTC)