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Old 09-21-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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metacharacters "The Pipe command

Well I am moving right along. After 6 months of using Mandrake Linux and only 2 posts to the forum and probably 10,000 google searches I have my system just the way I want it. Now that I have my system the way I want it I have delved into the wonderful world of learning shell and shell scripting. I need to know how to make my keyboard produce the "pipe" metacharacter in a command line. This character is nowhere on my keyboard.


Old 09-21-2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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It is right to the + button, pressing the shift...
Old 09-21-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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On all of my keyboards, the "pipe" is right above the "\" character.

Hard to imagine you've gone so long in Linux without using that one
Old 09-21-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help.

Old 03-11-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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pipe command

I had the same problem, shift with back slash, I'll remember that.


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