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Effect on $KEY

1995 Version of ANSI (Equivalent to Current ISO Version) of Standard

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1.2 Control-functions with an effect on $Key

Currently only one controlmnemonic may have a side-effect on special variable $Key: /DSR (device status report). The side-effect depends on the value of the parameter of this function: parameter-value 0 or 5 will cause a status report to be returned, parameter-value 6 will cause the active cursor-position to be returned. The format of the value returned is:

$Char(27,91)_REPORT_$Char(110)

or

$Char(27,91)_Y_$Char(59)_X_$Char(82)

where REPORT is a code for the status reported, Y is the value of the current Y-coordinate and X is the value of the current X-coordinate.

The values described will be reported in special variable $Key as a side-effect of the first Read command that is executed after the control-function has been issued.

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