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Hi there, Im learning Linux and CLI (Bash) at the moment and I have a couple of questions on the actual spoken terminology that is used. For example I have heard the following symbol (phonetic exclamation mark) called "bang"; !, but I am unsure if this is correct or not. If so, what other spoken terminology exists for symbols such as *, $, <, >, and so on? This may seem an elementary question, but its not in any of the stuff I''ve read as yet, only the symbols are. Does the name of each of these characters depend upon the context in which its being used? i.e. if you''re writing a Perl script rather than a .sh file then they are called something else? Jon

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Typically I use the following "phonetics" for symbols. Most are the same as anyone would use.

! bang (i''ve also heard "emphatic" )
# hash
$ dollar sign
< less than
> greater than
* star

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Original post by LousyPhreak
# is also referenced as ''sharp'', not only for C# but I think also for the classic #! -> sha-bang (sp?), though I''m not 100% sure on this one.

I always thought sharp for # came from the sheet music term.
http://www.musicmasterworks.com/ReadingSheetMusic.htm

Also | (above \) is called pipe
~ is tilde (though I call it squiggle)

Tadd
- WarbleWare

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hash-bang-slash-bin-slash-bash == #!/bin/bash

Have never heard anyone refer to #! as sha-bang or the # as "sharp". Not in a *nix context, at least.

'' tick
` back tick - I''ve heard this symbol referred to as something else, but can''t remember it now. Many years ago.
^ carrot/caret

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` back tick - I''ve heard this symbol referred to as something else, but can''t remember it now. Many years ago.

Backquote?

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Thanks for the info and links guys- I''ll now be able to express what I mean to people at work with out sounding like a total div!
Jon

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quote:
Original post by pwd
` back tick - I''ve heard this symbol referred to as something else, but can''t remember it now. Many years ago.

Backquote?


It was stranger than that. Some random slang from the AT&T days.

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Use what terminology comes natural to you. The more you get around to physically chit-chatting with people that use this terminology in dialogue, you''ll develop what sounds best to you and is easiest to get across.


.z

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Original post by RenderTarget
Sometimes ''<'' and ''>'' get callled wakkas.

So, ><> is "wakka wakka wakka!" but it seems fishy to me.

I like pie.


Perhaps from the sound of a pac-man eating dots ? They look slightly pac-manish.

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