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vertical bar

The vertical bar character (|), located over the backslash (\) key, is used as an OR operator. In the C/C++ language, two vertical bars are used; for example, if (x == 'a' || x == 'b') means "if X is equal to A or B." It is also used as a pipe symbol, which directs the output of one process to another. See filters and pipes.

filters and pipes

External DOS/Windows commands that work together to change data in some manner. The filters are:

  FIND - Search for text
  SORT - Resequence text
  MORE - Pause after a screenful

The pipe symbol is the vertical bar "|" (press shift-backslash). The Find filter and pipe are useful together to locate files with common characters in their name. For example, to display all the files that have "ZIP" anywhere in their name, the following command pipes the output of the Dir command to the Find filter, which only lets through file names that contain "ZIP." See pipe.

  C:\>dir | find "ZIP"  command

  PKUNZIP   EXE         results

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Veronicavertical blanking interval
VersaCADvertical cloud
versionvertical database partitioning
version controlvertical interconnect access
version numbervertical market
Versitvertical market software
vertexvertical MOS
vertex shadervertical MOSFET
verti-portvertical portal
vertical bandwidthvertical recording

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