Bruce Momjian writes:
> Can someone clarify when we should use <command> and when we should use
> <application>? I see postmaster used with application, but psql and
> createdb used with command. Is this correct?
From "DocBook: The Definitive Guide":
| Command -- The name of an executable program or other software command
| This element holds the name of an executable program or the text of a
| command that a user enters to execute a program.
| Application -- The name of a software program
| The appelation "application" is usually reserved for larger software
| packages--WordPerfect, for example, but not grep. In some domains,
| Application may also apply to a piece of hardware.
One could think of psql as a separate "application", but postmaster is
certainly a command only.
I'm not sure why, given the definition, <command> is put out in bold.
Monospaced would make more sense to me. <application> could be a remote
candidate for bold.
Peter Eisentraut peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net
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