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Anthony Candaele
Anthony Candaele
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 32,135 Points

cannot insert tilde character

Hi guys,

I had to abort an exercise on Git basics, because I wasn't able to type the tilde character.

All I needed to do was to type: git checkout HEAD~1

The alt + N combination didn't gave the tilde character, nor any other combination for that matter.

Because I couldn't past in code in the input line, I was stuck :(

very frustrating to say the least,


5 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Try using a try using the ù key on a French AZERTY keyboard or a < on a Beligum AZERTY

source: http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/quick-tip-the-tilde-key-trick/

You can also try using alt gr + é + space or alt gr + =

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTY#Tilde

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Are you using a keyboard layout other than a standard English-US layout?

I had the same problem, but i found it!

ctrl + alt + ^

I have the same problem with my Swiss-German keyboard layout. The ~symbol is usually at ALT + N but it did not work in the Teamtreehouse-Console.

My fix was: Change to US keyboard layout.