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Old 08-01-2011, 03:32 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by kenny53067 View Post
as for the "#" character I'm not sure what it means, all I know is that it was used on an example for dump in my text book but it doesn't say why.
As previously mentioned the # character is a symbol utilized by the shell to start a line of comment (or a string inside a line that will be ignored by the shell). In some cases, text books use it as the root's command prompt. For example, instead of writing:
└─ echo hello world
which is my prompt, I could write
# echo hello world
this means you have to ignore the # characters, but it means you have to run the command as root. You could find also a $ sign: in this case the author is telling you to run the command as normal user:
$ hello world
again you have to ignore the $ sign and type only the command.
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Sorry I didn't know you are new at Programming.... Ops

Then you will have real fun when you get to physics... You think this is bad when it gets to leaving comments.

Your in for a surprise... Just look at one physics problem with out explanation and you will get lost real fast until

you figure out what the element is????? and what the answer is there trying to solve for...

Well good luck...

Sorry I try to pass along useful information that might shape your learning....


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