2. A character (or character sequence) that causes a terminal

to perform this action. ASCII 26, also called SUB or control-Z, was one common line-starve character in the days before microcomputers and the X3.64 terminal standard. Unlike "line feed", "line starve" is *not* standard ASCII terminology. Even among hackers it is considered silly.

3. (Proposed) A sequence such as \c (used in System V echo, as well as nroff and troff) that suppresses a newline or other character(s) that would normally be emitted.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1995-02-03

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2. A character (or character sequence) that causes a terminal

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