[SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

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[SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

Postby JoeBingo on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:52 pm

Often I've seen terminal commands that contain a perfectly vertical keyboard character but I can't for the life of me figure out what the keystroke is ?!?!?!
For instance, this terminal command I copied and pasted ...
ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'
What is the keystroke for the vertical line between "etc and tail" and between "-1 and awk" ??
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Re: What keystroke is this ??

Postby wyrdoak on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:56 pm

On my keyboard it's shift+\
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Re: What keystroke is this ??

Postby JoeBingo on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:58 pm

wyrdoak wrote:On my keyboard it's shift+\

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Re: [SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:54 am

JoeBingo wrote:...the vertical line...

It's called the pipe symbol, by the way.
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Re: [SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

Postby JoeBingo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:04 am

Thanks for the link for the pipe symbol. I had no idea of it's meaning or purpose.
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Re: [SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:24 am

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Re: [SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

Postby eric k on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:16 pm

You aren't the only one to wonder about this...on my keyboard it's displayed as two short vertical lines one atop the other, which confused me for the longest time. I remember staring down at it for a solid five minutes once and muttering, "Umm, it really isn't here. 'Full-size keyboard' my butt!" :lol:
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Re: [SOLVED] What keystroke is this ??

Postby wyrdoak on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:25 pm

eric k wrote:You aren't the only one to wonder about this...on my keyboard it's displayed as two short vertical lines one atop the other, which confused me for the longest time. I remember staring down at it for a solid five minutes once and muttering, "Umm, it really isn't here. 'Full-size keyboard' my butt!" :lol:
Yes, my laptop keyboard shows it with the two short lines but my wireless external keyboard shows the pipe. I guess that is why my typing teacher didn't want you looking at your hand while you type to the point that all the keys in class were blank. :lol:
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