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Old 05-09-2003, 01:27 PM   #1
FinnGnome
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How to exit from > in command prompt ?


Hi,
I`m so new to command prompt that I don`t know how to exit from this situation:

I changed to a file and got this line:

>

Only the cursor is blinking. I would like to get back to higher level. Exit, cd etc. won`t help.

Thanks for helping a newbie idiot out.

 
Old 05-09-2003, 01:37 PM   #2
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Try to enter ';'. I mean, it should be like this:
>;
It usually helps (if you've not run a command-line program that uses > as prompt).
 
Old 05-09-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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hit control - c
 
Old 05-09-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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It didnīt help.

I`m in /home/myfiles/mysubfile

If I turn the power just off... will I do a lot of damage ?

How can I exit this damn state ?

> cursor blinking....


I don`t think I started any programmes on the command line because I just cd:d to this directory...
 
Old 05-09-2003, 01:47 PM   #5
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THANKS !!

CONTROL C HELPED !!

This will help me many many times!
 
Old 05-09-2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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Originally posted by FinnGnome
THANKS !!

CONTROL C HELPED !!

This will help me many many times!
And if your ever in the same situation and ctrl + c doesn't work, try a ctrl + d which is another way to break out of something.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 02:50 PM   #7
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what it's actually waiting for is a closing quote mark...

Code:
trevor chris $ ls "open
> and  
> close"
ls: open
and
close: No such file or directory
 
  


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