Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Additional operating system/hardware discussion (Windows, Linux, *BSD and others)
Forum rules
Any posts concerning pirated software or offering to buy/sell/trade commercial software are subject to removal.
User avatar
josehill
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3210
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:53 pm
Location: New England, USA
Contact:

Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Unread postby josehill » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:48 pm


robespierre
Posts: 1415
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:28 pm
Location: Boston

Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Unread postby robespierre » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:06 pm

"EIA RS-232C" is a pleonasm!
:PI: :O2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indigo2IMP:

User avatar
jan-jaap
Donor
Donor
Posts: 4732
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:35 am
Location: Wijchen, The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:35 am

:PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane2: :O2: :O2+: Image :Fuel: :Tezro: :4D70G: :Skywriter: :PWRSeries: :Crimson: :ChallengeL: :Onyx: :O200: :Onyx2: :O3x02L:
To accentuate the special identity of the IRIS 4D/70, Silicon Graphics' designers selected a new color palette. The machine's coating blends dark grey, raspberry and beige colors into a pleasing harmony. (IRIS 4D/70 Superworkstation Technical Report)

User avatar
guardian452
Donor
Donor
Posts: 3314
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:12 pm
Location: Kentucky, United States
Contact:

Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:18 pm

Those of us in the embedded and automotive industry deal with historical stuff like ASCII, byte-stuffing, ancient protocols like RS485 and CAN.. on a daily basis. This is probably not changing within the next several decades.

I'm also one of those strange creatures that uses spreadsheets of hex numbers instead of .dbc files when reading CAN traffic. I know, I'm weird.

User avatar
duck
Donor
Donor
Posts: 715
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:22 pm
Location: Jakobstad, Finland
Contact:

Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Unread postby duck » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:36 am

Thank you for blowing my mind, jaan, all these years I had no idea :-)
:Octane: halo, octane Image knightrider, d i g i t a l AlphaPC164, pond, soekris net6501, misc cool stuff in a rack
N.B.: I tend to talk out of my ass. Do not take it too seriously.

robespierre
Posts: 1415
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:28 pm
Location: Boston

Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

Unread postby robespierre » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm

duck wrote:Thank you for blowing my mind, jaan, all these years I had no idea :-)

You can type almost all of the control characters into the shell using the quote command, ^V.

Code: Select all

$ ^A^B^C^D^E^F^G^H      ^M^K^L
^N^O^P^Q^R^S^T^U^V^W^X^Y^Z^[^\^]^^^_

Those are 31 characters.
Note how ^I [HT] is printed as a tab, ^J gets echoed as "^M", and ^M advances the screen to the next line. You can also quote the rubout key; depending on your terminal setting, it could print as
"^H" [BS] or "^?" [DEL]

You can use the characters in passwords, or create obscure filenames with them.
:PI: :O2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indigo2IMP:


Return to “Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest