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    How to type the keyboard character " | " ?

    How do i type this vertical bar shown between 'help' and 'more',in the example, "ls --help | more" and what is it called???

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    Re: How to type the keyboard character " | " ?

    it's called the pipe (I think) and usually its above the enter key and you type it by holding down the shift key and press the \ | key
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    Re: How to type the keyboard character " | " ?

    Quote Originally Posted by halitech View Post
    it's called the pipe (I think) and usually its above the enter key and you type it by holding down the shift key and press the \ | key
    Yep..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_%28character%29

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    Re: How to type the keyboard character " | " ?

    On the system I'm using at the moment (a laptop) it's one key left of the 'z' key.
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    Re: How to type the keyboard character " | " ?

    Apparently my laptop has both: the one next to the Z, and the one above the "Enter". But to answer the OP's question, that is what's known as a "Capital Backslash", or "Upper Case Backslash", as typing 'Shift + \' will display |.

    But seriously, look at the people who already answered this post, and read the wikipedia link if you're still curious, they're absolutely the right answer.
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