Ascii Control Characters 
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 Ascii Control Characters

I didn't know where else to post this, but does anyone know what each of the
control characters does in IBM?  Like that happy face of chr(1)?
The ascii chart has it as "soh" but I don't know what that means, and
I am interested in all the control characters.

Where would I look?  Thanks.

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{    /^\    ****    /^\                                      }
{   |   |**/____\**|   |                                     }
{  /                    \   In a world of constant change    }
{ |   (-)         (-)    |  Only one thing remains the same; }
{  \__                __/   Fortunately, it's not the fox.   }
{  ----\-*        *-/----                                    }

{          \____/                                            }
{            **                      F O X M A N             }
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Mon, 02 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 Ascii Control Characters

Quote:

> I didn't know where else to post this, but does anyone know what each of the
> control characters does in IBM?  Like that happy face of chr(1)?
> The ascii chart has it as "soh" but I don't know what that means, and
> I am interested in all the control characters.

> Where would I look?  Thanks.

> *>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<*
> {    /^\    ****    /^\                                      }
> {   |   |**/____\**|   |                                     }
> {  /                    \   In a world of constant change    }
> { |   (-)         (-)    |  Only one thing remains the same; }
> {  \__                __/   Fortunately, it's not the fox.   }
> {  ----\-*        *-/----                                    }

> {          \____/                                            }
> {            **                      F O X M A N             }
> *<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>*

The score: Message = 6 lines, Signature = 11 lines. Sig WINS!

Since your sig is such a significant part of your message, I will spend
some time replying to it. It's too big. Visually unappealing. It is
distracting and therefore takes away from the content of your message,
especially if the message is short. If that's supposed to be a fox, it
looks more like a rat (my opinion). Why anybody needs a signature more
than about four lines boggles the mind. Take a look at my signature:
three letters.

Oh yeah. That other less significant portion of your message... SOH
means "Start Of Header" and it means hardly anything anymore. A very
long time ago these codes were used mostly to indicate the beginnings
and endings of various parts of text files. Their functions made much
more sense in the days of teletype machines. Today, only one seems to be
in common use: ASCII 26 or EOF (End Of File). ASCII 7 (BEL, "Bell")
still seems to make a noise on most platforms (Just tried it in Win NT).
Where would you find all of their meanings/uses? Dunno. Most are pretty
intuitive: Start Of Text, End Of Text, End Of Line, etc.

AME



Tue, 03 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 Ascii Control Characters



Quote:

>Oh yeah. That other less significant portion of your message... SOH
>means "Start Of Header" and it means hardly anything anymore. A very
>long time ago these codes were used mostly to indicate the beginnings
>and endings of various parts of text files. Their functions made much
>more sense in the days of teletype machines. Today, only one seems to be
>in common use: ASCII 26 or EOF (End Of File). ASCII 7 (BEL, "Bell")
>still seems to make a noise on most platforms (Just tried it in Win NT).
>Where would you find all of their meanings/uses? Dunno. Most are pretty
>intuitive: Start Of Text, End Of Text, End Of Line, etc.

Others are in common use.  The ones I remember are :

        ???  #4 ^D - End of postscript job
        BEL  #7 ^G - Bell
        BS   #8 ^H - BackSpace
        HT   #9 ^I - Horizontal Tab
        LF  #10 ^J - Line Feed (Newline in UNIX?)
        FF  #12 ^L - Form Feed, Reveal
        CR  #13 ^M - Carriage Return (Newline in Mac??)
            #26 ^Z - End of DOS CON input; end of DOS text in text file
        ESC #27    - Escape
Also in serial comms: ACK/NAK, Xon/Xoff, DLE, SYN.

They'll all be in international standards for Comms; I used to have
several.  Try ANSI.

Given the list of abbreviations, I expect I could recall almost all the
full names.
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Tue, 03 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 Ascii Control Characters

Quote:
>> I didn't know where else to post this, but does anyone know what each of the
>> control characters does in IBM?  Like that happy face of chr(1)?
>> The ascii chart has it as "soh" but I don't know what that means, and
>> I am interested in all the control characters.

>> Where would I look?  Thanks.
>Oh yeah. That other less significant portion of your message... SOH
>means "Start Of Header" and it means hardly anything anymore. A very
>long time ago these codes were used mostly to indicate the beginnings
>and endings of various parts of text files. Their functions made much
>more sense in the days of teletype machines. Today, only one seems to be
>in common use: ASCII 26 or EOF (End Of File). ASCII 7 (BEL, "Bell")
>still seems to make a noise on most platforms (Just tried it in Win NT).
>Where would you find all of their meanings/uses? Dunno. Most are pretty
>intuitive: Start Of Text, End Of Text, End Of Line, etc.

My chart has something like this...

^G (7)  Ascii Bell
^H (8)  BackSpace
^I (9)  Tab
^J (10) LineFeed (works with #13 for end of line usually)
^M (13) Carriage Return (works with #10 for end of line usually)
^Z (26) End Of File marker
   (27) Escape
  (127) Delete

Those are just some basics. Delete seems to randomly generate one of two
codes :) Sometimes my programs read for a #127, sometimes they read for a
#0;#83 and yet both read delete perfectly.. WEIRD!!! :)

#127 is the "standard" for transmitting the delete key though (i.e. by modem)
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Wed, 04 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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