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36.SH
37Appendix \- Special characters
38.LP
39The following table lists the special characters of
40.I csh
41and the \s-2UNIX\s0 system, giving for each the section(s) in which it
42is discussed.
43A number of these characters also have special meaning in expressions.
44See the
45.I csh
46manual section
47for a complete list.
48.ta .75i 1.5i 2.25i
49.LP
50Syntactic metacharacters
51.DS
52; 2.4 separates commands to be executed sequentially
53| 1.5 separates commands in a pipeline
54( ) 2.2,3.6 brackets expressions and variable values
55& 2.5 follows commands to be executed without waiting for completion
56.DE
57.LP
58Filename metacharacters
59.DS
60/ 1.6 separates components of a file's pathname
61\&. 1.6 separates root parts of a file name from extensions
62? 1.6 expansion character matching any single character
63* 1.6 expansion character matching any sequence of characters
64[ ] 1.6 expansion sequence matching any single character from a set
65~ 1.6 used at the beginning of a filename to indicate home directories
66{ } 4.2 used to specify groups of arguments with common parts
67.DE
68.LP
69Quotation metacharacters
70.DS
71\e 1.7 prevents meta-meaning of following single character
72\' 1.7 prevents meta-meaning of a group of characters
73" 4.3 like \', but allows variable and command expansion
74.DE
75.LP
76Input/output metacharacters
77.DS
78< 1.5 indicates redirected input
79> 1.3 indicates redirected output
80.DE
81.LP
82Expansion/substitution metacharacters
83.DS
84$ 3.4 indicates variable substitution
85! 2.3 indicates history substitution
86: 3.6 precedes substitution modifiers
87^ 2.3 used in special forms of history substitution
88\` 4.3 indicates command substitution
89.DE
90.LP
91Other metacharacters
92.DS
93# 1.3,3.6 begins scratch file names; indicates shell comments
94\- 1.2 prefixes option (flag) arguments to commands
95% 2.6 prefixes job name specifications
96.DE
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