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Old 06-29-2003, 10:47 AM   #1
ArnaudVR
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how to echo special character question


Hello,

I been having a problem with a key on my keyboard and wanted to find out how to echo a special character to screen in Linux.

In Windows for example if I want the character \ I can hold Alt and type in it's decimal value 92 and I get what I need.

much appreciate the help
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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I do know that you can echo any character in the terminal by pressing Alt and it's octal equivalent, but the same is not true once X is loaded, instead you get an (arg92) echo'ed to screen.
 
  


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