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I am using Connect Bot on my HTC EVO Android Version 2.2, and on the keyboard I do not see a "|". How do I type a pipe, "|" character? I am trying to run a ps -ef | grep XYZ command.

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If you're using stock keyboard, then go to the symbols (?123, bottom left), then press Alt (ALT, vertically second from bottom left), the pipe character is third from top-left.

If on HTC IME, then go to symbols (12#, horizontally second from bottom right), go to the second page (1/2, horizontally second from bottom left), the pipe character is the fifth character in the third row, and the broken pipe character is the sixth character in the second row.

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You are correct my friend, except on the HTC EVO you hit the 1/2 key instead of ALT and I see the pipe. – Jeremy Hajek Nov 17 '10 at 15:54
On the Droid slide-out keyboard, it's shift-alt-, – Al E. Nov 17 '10 at 17:01
On my HTC Wildfire the broken pipe character is as you described, but on the bottom row of my second symbol page I just have emotion buttons! How can I replace these with the remaining symbols? – Alex Coplan Dec 23 '11 at 11:42

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