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Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

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Re: Eric Raymond Talks ASCII

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"EIA RS-232C" is a pleonasm!
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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.

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

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

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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.

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$ ^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.
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