Hey all

I'm going through the processes of learning/understanding the CLI by going through tutorials on different sites to get a few different ways of doing things rather than just sticking by one persons way of doing things and so far so good, it all seems logical.

What is confusing me is i have got to 'Editing and understanding fstab' on one particular site http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html
But instead of the nice neat rows of understandable text i get

/etc$ cat fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=********-****-****-****-************ / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=********-****-****-****-*********eda none swap sw 0 0

i've got no idea what this means (i've blanked out the numbers/letters that UUID= as i'm not sure if i should be printing them online or not, if they are needed i can always put them on a later post.
can someone tell me why this is coming up and how to change it /use a command to make it legible pls