control-q

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control-Q

vi. "Resume." From the ASCII DC1 or XON character (the pronunciation /X-on/ is therefore also used), used to undo a previous control-S.
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XON

/X-on/ n. Syn. {control-Q}.
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control-Q definition

character
(Or XON, DC1, Device Control 1) The character with ASCII code 17, used in software handshaking to resume output after a previous control-S.
[Jargon File]
(1996-06-28)

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