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Meaning of CONTROL-C

 
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(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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