OT What is this symbol?

jdow jdow at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 26 22:58:41 UTC 2006

From: "Ed Greshko" <Ed.Greshko at greshko.com>

> linuxmaillists at charter.net wrote:
>> This is a pipe | but what is this │ and how do you create
>> it?
> It is meant to be a pipe as well.  The man pages are in troff format and for
> some reason they used the │ to represent |.
> You can prove that to yourself by going to the man page and try using │ with
> the definitions given.  You'll find it won't work....but | will.

As to what it is you'll find it is a character with value 0xE2 in hex.
There are various ways of entering such characters in various OSs.

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