Brackets

There are three kinds of brackets: angle brackets, curly braces, and square brackets.

Angle brackets ( < and > )

Use angle brackets as a placeholder for variables you want the user to enter.

Correct
Type your user-specified domain in this format: https://<user-specified domain>.dru.care
Incorrect
Type your user-specified domain in this format: https://{user-specified domain}.dru.care
Type your user-specified domain in this format: https://(user-specified domain).dru.care
Type your user-specified domain in this format: https://[user-specified domain].dru.care

You can also use angle brackets to indicate navigation or a series of menu item clicks. See the following example:

  • Select Save As > Saved search > Close.

Curly braces ( { and } )

Use curly braces only when they are part of a code sample or other string literal.

Square brackets ( [ and ] )

Use square brackets around a .conf file stanza name or within code.

Correct
Edit the [drucaretcp] stanza.
Specify a subsearch that starts with this search command: tag=dns query [search tag=malware].
Incorrect
Type your user-specified domain in this format: https://[user-specified domain].dru.care
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