PC-BSD® Users Handbook
Written by users of the PC-BSD® operating system.
Copyright © 2005-2014, The PC-BSD® Project.
Welcome to PC-BSD®! This Handbook covers the installation and use of PC-BSD® 10.0. This Handbook is a work in progress and relies on the contributions of many individuals. If you are interested in assisting with the Handbook, visit http://wiki.pcbsd.org and create a login account for yourself. If you use IRC Freenode, you are welcome to join the #pcbsd channel where you will find other PC-BSD® users.
Previous versions of the Handbook in various formats and languages are available from ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/handbook/. Errata may be found at http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Errata. The PC-BSD® Users Handbook is freely available for sharing and redistribution under the terms of the . This means that you have permission to copy, distribute, translate, and adapt the work as long as you attribute the PC-BSD® Project as the original source of the Handbook.
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The PC-BSD® 10.0 Handbook uses the following typographic conventions:
bold text: represents a command written at the command line. In usage examples, the font is changed to Courier 10 with any command output displayed in unbolded text.
italic text: used to represent device names or file name paths.
bold italic text: used to emphasize an important point.
The following icons are also used: