non-destructive backspace

non-destructive backspace
This is when a communications program will not delete any characters on the screen when the backspace key is pressed.

Dictionary of telecommunications. . 2000.

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  • destructive backspace — A term that indicates that your terminal program deletes the character the cursor is on when it receives the backspace character. See also non destructive backspace …   Dictionary of telecommunications

  • backspace — The character (CTRL H) that causes the cursor on your screen to move back one space. See also destructive backspace, non destructive backspace …   Dictionary of telecommunications

  • Control character — In computing and telecommunication, a control character or non printing character is a code point (a number) in a character set, that does not in itself represent a written symbol. It is in band signaling in the context of character encoding. All …   Wikipedia

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