A sequence of characters (usually +++) that tell the modem to change from data mode to command mode.
In C/C++, a character combination consisting of a backslash (\) followed by a letter or by a combination of digits. An escape sequence is regarded as a single character and is therefore valid as a character constant. Escape sequences are typically used to provide literal representations of nonprinting characters, such as the newline character (\n) and characters that have special meanings in the C/C++ language, such as the double quotation mark (\").
A special sequence of characters that represents another character.
a sequence of characters in a string or cset literal that encodes a single character. Escape sequences usually are used for characters that cannot be given literally.
A special sequence of ASCII characters beginning with the escape character (ESC) used to send special text-formatting or editing commands to terminals. See also: ASCII.
This is a sequence of characters that is meant to be read as an escape command.
Like a Release Character, except that a sequence of characters are used to represent the original meaning of a character that otherwise has special meaning in a language. Called "Escape sequence" because many computer languages begin such sequences with the Escape (ESC) key. The term is also used colloquially for any sequence of characters performing this function. See also Delimiter, Release Character. Example: In HTML and XML, both derivatives of SGML, tags begin and end with angle brackets, or less-than and greater-than signs ("" and ""). If the character "" is needed in the data, with it's original meaning of "less-than", the character is represented by the string "<" in the HTML or XML code. The formal name in HTML/XML syntax is "Entity Reference," but only a hearty few regularly employ the formal term. A list of special characters and the HTML/XML representation is included in the Character Sets Table.
A sequence of text characters which has a special meaning and is not treated as normal text. For example, the character sequence ESC]K (where ESC represents the ASCII "escape" character, decimal value 27) will cause an ANSI X3.64 driver to clear the screen from the cursor to the end of the current line, rather than simply displaying the string ESC]K on the screen. Similarly, in the command processor, the escape sequence on the command line is translated to a form feed, and is not treated as the literal characters .
Characters including metacharacters that change the interpretation of other characters. The backslash ("\") is an escape to permit specifying a character constant in SPP.
a character that holds a special meaning to the compiler such as switching to the next line or adding a tab indentation
a sequence of characters beginning with a backslash that is used to represent certain characters
a sequence of characters that lets you reassert control over the modem and reprogram it
a series of alphanumeric characters that begins with a backslash
a series of character s used to trigger some sort of command state in computer s and their attached peripheral s
a set of characters that, together, represent one character that may have a special significance
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a special character that displays non-visibly
a string of printer commands that tells your LaserJet printer to print the signature or logo from your font product
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In the C language, a sequence made up of an escape character followed by 1 or more characters that indicate the following characters are to be interpreted by a different code or according to a different coded character set.
(n.) The combination of the escape character and other characters or code that follow it to indicate specific actions to be performed by peripheral devices. An example is the clearing of a window.
Control codes comprising combinations of a backslash followed by letters or digits which represent non printing characters.
(1.) A character that is preceded by a \ (backslash) and is interpreted to have a special meaning to the operating system. (2.) A sequence sent to a terminal to perform actions such as moving the cursor, changing from normal to reverse video, and clearing the screen. The terminfo file defines these escape sequences. Synonymous with multibyte control. (3.) Multicharacter code specifying a string variable.
In Perl, some letters and characters can have more than one meaning depending on the situation in which they are used. The period could mean to match any character in a regular expression or it could simply be needed to represent a period. You can force Perl to use a literal context by placing a slash (\) in front of the character to create an escape sequence. For example, \. means that a regular period should be matched in a regular expression pattern. This simple definition is complicated by the fact that some escape sequences have meanings all their own. For example, indicates the tab character. See Table 2.1 in Chapter 2 "Numeric and String Literals," for a list of all of the special escape sequences.
(1) A representation of a character. An escape sequence contains the \ symbol followed by one of the characters: , , , , , , , ', ", , \, or followed by one or more octal or hexadecimal digits. (2) A sequence of characters that represent, for example, nonprinting characters, or the exact code point value to be used to represent variant and nonvariant characters regardless of code page. (3) In the C and C++ languages, an escape character followed by one or more characters. The escape character indicates that a different code, or a different coded character set, is used to interpret the characters that follow. Any member of the character set used at run time can be represented using an escape sequence. (4) A character that is preceded by a backslash character and is interpreted to have a special meaning to the operating system. (5) A sequence sent to a terminal to perform actions such as moving the cursor, changing from normal to reverse video, and clearing the screen. IBM.
A sequence of three characters (normally +++) that switches the modem from the on-line mode to the command mode without breaking the telephone connection.
Also referred to as the escape command. This special command is entered as three plus symbols (+++) and places the modem in command mode and interrupts user data transmission, but does not terminate the data connection. This allows the entering of commands while the connection is maintained.
A specially coded character surrounded by single quote characters.
A sequence of characters beginning with `\' inside certain syntactic tokens (see Escape Sequences).
A string used to represent characters not normally available as keystrokes. In C these begin with a slash character, '\' and are followed by another character which distinguishes which character the sequence stands for. is a newline, is a tab. There are many more.
n. A sequence of characters that usually begins with the ESC character (ASCII 27, hexadecimal 1B), which is followed by one or more additional characters. An escape sequence escapes from the normal sequence of characters (such as text) and issues an instruction or command to a device or program.