rare mode

<operating system>

Unix CBREAK mode (character-by-character with keyboard interrupts enabled). Distinguished from raw mode and cooked mode; the phrase "a sort of half-cooked (rare?) mode" is used in the V7/BSD manuals to describe the mode. Usage: rare.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1995-05-10

Nearby terms:

rapid prototypingRapidwriteRAPTRARErare modeRARPRASRASPraster

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