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#1 2006-02-22 15:41:01

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'ampercent' for 'ampersand'

The ampersand looks a little like the percent sign. 250 ghits:

The ampercent (&) tells the shell to execute the command in the background, so that the prompt is given back to the user …
www.ece.ualberta.ca/~roman/docs/cd-burning/

TeX
A file name may not start with a backslash or a ampercent.
www.extex.org/snapshot/javadoc/de/dante … n/TeX.html

Remember that the ampercent sign by itself (using default category codes) is a cell delimiter in a table.
www-sop.inria.fr/miaou/tralics/doc-symbols.html

The ampercent in the item text declares Alt-f as shortcut for this menu.
www.jtz.org.pl/Inne/QT-Tutorial/qmenubar.html

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