Vulcan nerve pinch definition jargon
(Or "three-finger salute", Vulcan death grip; from the old "Star Trek" TV series via Commodore Amiga hackers
) The keyboard combination that forces a soft boot
or jump to ROM monitor
(on machines that support such a feature).
On an Amiga this is done with Ctrl/Right Amiga/Left Amiga; on IBM PCs
and many microcomputers
it is Ctrl/Alt/Del; on Suns
, L1-A; on some Macintoshes
, it is -! Silicon Graphics users are obviously the most dextrous however, as these machines use the five-finger combination: Left Shift/Left Ctrl/Left Alt/Keypad Divide/F12.
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