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Old 06-11-2009, 03:46 AM   #1
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How to type backslash and the vertical line in the terminal?


This is embarassing to say but I can't find a way to type this and I wasted three hours finding it.

Oh, the command lines... very inconvenient and very old.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:52 AM   #2
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use ALTGR
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:53 AM   #3
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I can do it. No bother.

When you try do other symbols appear? Have you set your keyboard correctly? Is your regionalisation correct?
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:01 AM   #4
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use ALTGR
How do I do Altgr?
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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keep "altgr" pressed and press "|" at the same time
 
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keep "altgr" pressed and press "|" at the same time
I don't know what you are saying. Is Altgr some kind of code or something?
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:14 AM   #7
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@WillingToLikeLinux: Both the backslash (\) and the pipe (|) are normal keys on any ordinary keyboard. No special actions need to be taken to use them.

- Are you using a special, none normal keyboard?
- Have you set your keyboard correctly?
- Is your locale (region) setting correct?

Maybe you should tell a bit more about what it is you are doing.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:15 AM   #8
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I don't know what you are saying. Is Altgr some kind of code or something?
Your keyboard should have two ALT keys (keys with ALT or ALTGR) written on them. The one on the left is your basic ALT key and the on the right (usually labelled AltGr) is what Repo is referring to. There are found on the last row of most keyboards just next to the space bar.
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Oh, the command lines... very inconvenient and very old.
Ah, the command lines... so easy and so clear
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:18 AM   #9
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I have an old Korean keyboard "artificially customized" in North American environment that I didn't notice it.

Darn it. Sorry for my stupidity.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:59 AM   #10
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get an American keyboard... they run from $7-$15 it will save you a lot of work and pain! btw Terminal (command line) is the best! it's fast, reliable and easy to use!
 
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Try to copy and paste the symbols from , for example, http://www.copypastecharacter.com/
 
  


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