I am trying to have a vertical bar inside a verbatim environment as part of an org-mode table. Following https://orgmode.org/manual/Built_002din-table-editor.html#FOOT20 I have tried this:

| =find -name "*Lafontaine*" \vert xargs okular &= | finds files |

where \vert is meant to be the pipe character. Yet, not surprisingly, \vert is output verbatim, and not as "|" as intended.

How can I get this work please?


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Try leaving the \vert out of the verbatim environment:

| =find -name "*Lafontaine*"= \vert =xargs okular &=   | finds files |

by ending the first verbatim before the \vert and starting a second verbatim after it.


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