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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-02-22 10:41:01

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 …

A file name may not start with a backslash or a ampercent. … n/TeX.html

Remember that the ampercent sign by itself (using default category codes) is a cell delimiter in a table.

The ampercent in the item text declares Alt-f as shortcut for this menu.



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