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Re: Help with cnmagic

On 2011-09-11 12.28, John Nemeth wrote:
On Dec 24,  4:56pm, Paul Goyette wrote:
} On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Brett Lymn wrote:
}>  iirc - control-space is null
} Hmmm, control-space simply echos as "^@"

      The standard way of sending nul is Ctrl-Shift-2.  Many systems
will also allow Ctrl-Space.  nul normally prints on screen as "^@"
(control characters are normally preceded by "^" and "@" is Shift-2).
It would appear that you are successfully sending nul, but it isn't
being interpreted as cnmagic.

Shift-2 might be '@' on a US keyboard. Not neccesarily on other...
Ctrl-Space have been used to generate NUL for far longer, even though it might seem un-intuitive in some ways.

But that goes in the same vein as having the key with the " <= " symbol send DEL, which is also old as well, but most people nowadays expect it to send BS.

Just thought I'd add some misc trivia. :-)


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