Control codes are what are passed to terminals to tell them what to draw. These are remnants of the teletypes or typewrites1. Think of “ctrl c”.
This is also where we see the split with unix looking for
\n and windows looking for
Delete: ASCII 1111111
This is another historical remnant, this time from the paper tape era1.
- DEF CON 31 - Weaponizing Plain Text ANSI Escape Sequences as a Forensic Nightmare - STÖK
- DEF CON 31 - Terminally Owned - 60 Years of Escaping - David Leadbeater