(MIT, opposite of line feed) 1. To feed paper through a printer the wrong way by one line (most printers can’t do this). On a display terminal, to move the cursor up to the previous line of the screen. “To print “X squared”, you just output “X”, line starve, “2”, line feed.” (The line starve causes the “2” to appear on the line above the “X”, and the line feed gets back to the original line.)
2. A character (or character sequence) that causes a terminal to perform this action. ASCII 26, also called SUB or control-Z, was one common line-starve character in the days before microcomputers and the X3.64 terminal standard. Unlike “line feed”, “line starve” is *not* standard ASCII terminology. Even among hackers it is considered silly.
3. (Proposed) A sequence such as \c (used in System V echo, as well as nroff and troff) that suppresses a newline or other character(s) that would normally be emitted.
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[lahynz-woo m-uh n] noun, plural lineswomen. Sports. 1. a female official, as in tennis, soccer, ice hockey, and football, who assists the referee.
noun 1. a gardening device used to trim the edges of lawns by means of a rapidly rotating motor-driven flexible wire or cord.
[lahyn-uhp] noun 1. a particular order or disposition of persons or things as arranged or drawn up for action, inspection, etc. 2. the persons or things themselves. 3. (in police investigations) a group of persons, including suspects in a crime, lined up to allow inspection and possible identification by the victim or victims of that […]