control-c

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control-C definition

character
(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".
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-16)

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