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Old 10-17-2003, 11:44 PM   #1
caesius_01
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Pipe character ('|') on keyboard.


Hi all,

I've got a new copy of Debian installed, no window manager, just command line. I'm learning about pipes but I can't find the pipe key! When I do hit the '|' key I get a '#' instead. Is there another way to get to this key? I've tried all of the keys and their shift-equivelents. I'm using BASH if that's any help.

Cheers,
Ben
 
Old 10-17-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have the correct keyboard layout set??
 
Old 10-17-2003, 11:55 PM   #3
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No, not really. Would you be good enough to explain which 'keyboard set' I need? I selected 'QWERTY UK' while installing. Was this wrong. It is an HP keyboard.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:22 AM   #4
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As a temporary fix have you tried pressing the '@ or # keys to get the pipe (possibly with shift - just check)
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:31 AM   #5
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My pipe is 'shift' + '\'
 
Old 10-18-2003, 03:12 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by caesius_01
No, not really. Would you be good enough to explain which 'keyboard set' I need? I selected 'QWERTY UK' while installing. Was this wrong. It is an HP keyboard.
It is wrong if you are using a US or other country's keyboard layout. I believe you have to dpkg-reconfigure console-common to reset the keymap to the US or any other layout that you wish use.
 
  


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