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Re: [opensuse] `(till) character (above left TAB), loosing prompt
  • From: Dave Howorth <dhoworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:27:45 +0000
  • Message-id: <4582BEF1.4030000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> * Scott Couston - Registration Account <alpha096@xxxxxxxxxx> [12-15-06 09:39]:
> ...
>> When ever I accidentally hit the ` ( till ) - above left TAB -
>> Character the prompt disappears and I don't know where I am in the
>> directory structure. How do I regain the standard prompt equal to MS $p
>> $g
>
> don't know 'MS $p$g', but seem to recall that configured the dos prompt
> before Billie bought the code.
>
> a <ctrl-c> or another tilde will return you to the prompt. The first tilde
> is the opening for a statement which will be contained by the closing
> tilde for execution at one time to be delivered to some other command.

I think there's some confusion. The character that Scott typed - ` - is
a *backtick*. A *tilde* looks like this - ~ -.

<http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~ggbaker/reference/characters/>

A pair of backticks works as Patrick described. A tilde is short for
your home directory.

Cheers, Dave

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