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Name

terminal escape-character — command

Synopsis

terminal escape-character ASCII-value

Configures

The escape character for the terminal line

Default

Ctrl-^ (Control+Shift-6)

Description

This command sets the value for the escape terminal character to ASCII-value, which is the ASCII value for the desired character. The escape character is used to escape certain processes in a router. For example, if you are pinging a device that isn’t responding, you can cancel the ping by typing the escape character.

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