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Re: what is the meaning of "vertical tab" in C?

At 11:02 AM 2/6/2001 +0530, you wrote:

In all C books i found the term "vertical tab"  '\v'  while reading escape
sequences.  Horizontal tab i am able to understand.  What is this vertical tab
stands for?  Where it is actually used?

Vertical tab is ASCII 12, also known as clear screen. Probably because in the old days it would tab downwards by 24 rows (the size of a standard Unix console), thereby making the screen go blank.

This page has some info:


Kiran Jonnalagadda