Using Control Characters in Unix

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    Using Control Characters in Unix

    I have a program running in Unix and I want to detect if Ctrl-P has been pressed while this program is running. Is there any simple way to do this?

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    That depends on what you mean by simple. Ctrl-char keypresses are usually signals, which is a type of inter-process communication. It's a tricky subject if you're new to c or system programming. What do you want the ctrl-P to do?

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    We are writing a simple token ring network program as a class excercise. When Ctrl-P is pressed, the terminal that receives the command is supposed to generate the token.

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