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control-C definition

(Or ETX, End of Text) The ASCII character with code 3.
Control-C is the interrupt character used on many operating systems, including Unix and MS-DOS to abort a running program.
Among BSD Unix hackers, the canonical humorous response to "Give me a break!" is "Control C".
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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