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I can't type some symbols on console

Hi! First of all, I am newbie into servers configuration. I am trying to installing wordpress. I have followed the tutorials about creating a droplet, installing LAMP and change domain name server to point to the DigitalOcean name servers and It was going pretty well.

But now I am stuck because I can’t type some characters on the console, so I can’t continue with the tutorials…

How can I type this two symbols? ~ < And there is a way I can copy paste text on the console?

Thanks in advance!

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Alt + 1 2 4 should work.

for typing < use shift + control + < on keyboard mac.

I’ll join the chorus of “can’t type the | symbol”. Using putty or ssh is fine, but I’ve secured my droplet with ssh keys. Occasionally I need to be able to access them to fix something from a location where I don’t have those keys handy, and so the web console is my only option. I’m a bit hamstrung without the ability to type a pipe symbol.