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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  control-S  vi  "Stop  talking  for  a  second."  From  the  ASCII  DC3 
  or  XOFF  character  (the  pronunciation  /X-of/  is  therefore  also  used). 
  Control-S  differs  from  {control-O}  in  that  the  person  is  asked  to  stop 
  talking  (perhaps  because  you  are  on  the  phone)  but  will  be  allowed  to 
  continue  when  you're  ready  to  listen  to  him  --  as  opposed  to  control-O, 
  which  has  more  of  the  meaning  of  "Shut  up."  Considered  silly. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  control-S 
 
    (Or  XOFF,  DC3,  {Device  Control}  3)  The  character 
  with  {ASCII}  code  19,  used  in  {software  handshaking}  to 
  temporarily  suspend  output  until  a  {control-Q}  is  received. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-06-28) 
 
 




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