I want to see the functioning of # and @ in unix terminal but my terminal isnt able to use them and it just treats them as normal characters. Is there any online compiler where i can see their working. I have already tried some online compilers: http://www.freelinuxconsole.info/terminal/, https://www.tutorialspoint.com/powershell_terminal_online.php but nothing works here too. Please help.

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  • Your question is bad elaborared, and I can't understand what's your problem. And please, add an example. – Willian Paixao Oct 24 '16 at 12:35
  • I want to see the working of # character which functions as backspace and @ which functions as line clear in my terminal but my terminal doesnt detect them as special character. I want to know if there is any way to verify their working. – Ayush N Oct 24 '16 at 12:59
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    Possible duplicate of Hash symbol on a teletype – Thomas Dickey Oct 24 '16 at 22:34

Have you been reading some old book on Unix? These characters were used back in the old days of paper terminals, say some 35+ years ago. If you want to use them, you'll have to reconfigure the erase and kill characters with the stty command:

stty erase \#
stty kill @
  • Yes i am reading UPE by kernighan and pike and Thanks(as my upvote cant be seen ) – Ayush N Oct 24 '16 at 13:16
  • @AyushN if this answer works for you please remember to accept it with the tickmark on its left-hand side. – roaima Oct 24 '16 at 13:24
  • Great answer. I didn't couldn't figure out what the question was about! – maulinglawns Oct 24 '16 at 15:10

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