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what is the name of the shift + backslash character?

Postby Never thirsty! » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:10 pm

So I have been wondering what the name of this key "|" was ever since I learned about or in c++ which is used declared as || so the little vertical hyphen.... what is its actual name?
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Re: what is the name of the shift + backslash character?

Postby Mullet Death » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:44 am

What, the pipe symbol? It's... pipe. It can be called other things, as this article indicates, like, most simply, vertical bar, but those other names are stupid. It's a pipe.

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ps -ef | less


That's a very common example of piping one UNIX/Linux command to another, one of the uses of pipe.
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Re: what is the name of the shift + backslash character?

Postby Rusty Claymore » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:47 am

So, if two men walk into a bar, was it really a |?
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