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#16181 - 11/20/03 01:56 AM command line questions (possible bug)
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I was jus writin some perl scripts in linux and in the konsole I accidently type the double-qoute character ". bash ignored my whole command and dropped me into some kind of program or an alternate shell which is prompted by the forward arrow >, just like telnet or ftp. In here I can't make any commands or execute any programs and anything I enter it just displays another > prompt. I exited out of it with Ctrl-C so I know it's some kind of program, I just never heard about it and I can't find any info. I'm wonderin if anybody knows the purpose of " on the command line.


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#16182 - 11/20/03 02:03 AM Re: command line questions (possible bug)
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It means it is waiting for the rest of the input. A " or ' must have a terminating " or '. a \ followed by newline means continued on the next line. The prompt is letting you know you are continuing from the previous line.

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#16183 - 11/20/03 05:56 AM Re: command line questions (possible bug)
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ah alright, thanks.


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#16184 - 11/20/03 06:01 AM Re: command line questions (possible bug)
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no problem, looks like you don't know EVERYTHING.... hehe :p

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#16185 - 11/20/03 02:45 PM Re: command line questions (possible bug)
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lol


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