control character


control character
   A nonprinting character with a special meaning. Control characters, such as Carriage Return, Line Feed, Bell, or Escape, perform a specific operation on a terminal, printer, or communications line. They are grouped together as the first 32 characters in the ASCII character set; see Appendix C for details. You can type a control character from the keyboard by pressing and holding the Ctrl key while you simultaneously press another key. For example, if you press and hold the Ctrl key and then press C, you generate Ctrl+C, also known as Break. Control character sequences are often used inside application programs as menu command shortcuts.

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