VOGONS


First post, by mike_canada

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In normal MS-DOS when someone presses CTRL+C or CTRL+BREAK, one would see the following on their screen before the command prompt:

^c

and CTRL+C is meant to about the current action.

But in DOSBOX at the command prompt, when one does CTRL+C, it assumes someone pressed some heart symbol on their keyboard and a solid heart appears on the screen.

and if someone presses enter after CTRL+C then the heart is assumed to be a DOS command or a parameter to a program depending on what the user types.

I added a picture in attachments so you can see what I mean.

This affects DOSBOX 0.74 in linux.

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Reply 1 of 2, by Jorpho

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An old, known problem.
Ctrl key combinations gives me ascii?
[Ctrl+C] Control-C and SIGINT on DOSBox
CTRL/C doesn't work in DOSBOX
ctrl+c

If you need CTRL-C, then you need to boot MS-DOS in DOSBox. Or try to patch the source code yourself. Or alternatively just use something else.