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Introduction (H3 header)

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Prerequisites (H2 header)

Before you begin this guide you'll need the following:

  • A bulleted list for prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Markdown

Step 1 — Title Case

This is italics and this is bold.

Here's a configuration file with a label:

server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    . . .

Here's output from a command with a secondary label:

Could not connect to Redis at Connection refused

Step 2 — Title Case

This is inline code. This is a variable. This is an in-line code variable.

This is a non-root user command example:

  • sudo apt-get update

This is a root command example:

  • adduser sammy

This is a custom prefix command example:


Step 3 — Title Case

Here's how to include an image:

Alt text for screen readers

Here is a note and a warning:

Note: This is a note.

Warning: This is a warning.


Please refer to our writing guidelines for more detailed explanations on our style and formatting.