Typing special characters in Google Cloud Shell

If you happen to use a Mac based keyboard and Google Cloud Shell you might be facing some issues when typing special chars such as \, |. There is a simple fix, that'll get you going.

Hit the cog on the left upper side in Cloud Shell:

Settings option in Cloud Shell

Select Terminal Preferences > Keyboard > Alt Gr Key > Left-Alt (or Right-Alt depending on your preferences):

And that should do the trick.

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