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  1. Spectrum Registered Senior Member

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    How do I get the | symbol in msdos. Anyone know? All help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
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  3. leopold Valued Senior Member

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  5. pencil Banned Banned

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    Try Shift + \
     
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  7. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    yes, this works in windows. you need to boot to dos to see if it still works.
    i don't have a floppy drive in this machine but i DO have an old bootable CD with winME on it. i'll scrounge it up and see.
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    This is the piping symbol. Use it to redirect output from one program to StdIn of another program. The second program is usually a filter or search program.
     
  9. draqon Banned Banned

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    just go to programs->accessories->command prompt
     
  10. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    this produces the same symbol as on my keyboard, two vertical slashes not a vertical line. the alt+124 doesn't produce anything. this could be because this combination is used in batch files. i booted to dos from my winME cd and am using an american english keyboard layout.
     
  11. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    isn't dos.
     
  12. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    Two verticle slashes is the same character as one verticle line. The pipe. Just different fonts.
     
  13. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    If you just want the pipe (usually a broken vertical line in text only screens), use Shift+\.

    Character 179 is a vertical line in extended ASCII. Hold Alt, type 179 on the keypad, release Alt. Or use CHR$(179) or similar if you're programming.
     
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