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CONTROL-CHARS

Description 

The CONTROL-CHARS command is used to control whether or not the jBC INPUT statement accepts characters outside the printable range (decimal 32 through 126).

 CONTROL-CHARS {ON | OFF}

 where: 

  • CONTROL-CHARS ON - disallows the input of control characters
  • CONTROL-CHARS OFF - allows the input of control characters
  • CONTROL-CHARS - reports the current state

An example of use is as: 

CONTROL-CHARS
Control characters OFF (allowed)

 

Note:

The default behavior is to allow the input of control characters. The setting is ignored by the jBC IN statement. 



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