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I am using Ubuntu terminal and want to type this:

sudo -H -u gitosis gitosis-init < ~/.ssh/

However I am not able to find tilde (~) on my Norwegian keyboard.

Can anyone tell me how to type it?

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The name of the symbol is "tilde" in case that helps you find references to it. – Dennis Williamson Sep 18 '10 at 7:47

AltGr+¨ (umlaut, just below backspace), then (assuming the deadkey variant of the layout) Space.

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F6 gave me ~ on my key board.

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F6 is actually outputting something like ^[[17~ (escape-leftbracket-1-7-~). – Dennis Williamson Sep 18 '10 at 8:07
F5 worked on my HP pavilion dv6700, not F6 – user122023 Mar 8 '12 at 15:42
I don't know why, but after <kbd>F6</kbd> the <kbd>~</kbd> symbol on keyboard back to work again. – ton Feb 15 at 14:09

~ refers to your home directory, so you can always type $HOME instead of ~ ... if you can find $ on your keyboard, that is!

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Type the combination like Alt gr + (top right char, for me Ü, for you ^) and after typing hit "space".

Briefly: Type the combination and after hit space.

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