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                                   BREAK
 
Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking. You can use this command at the
command prompt or in your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
You can press CTRL+C to stop a program or an activity (file sorting, for
example). Typically, MS-DOS checks for CTRL+C only while it reads from the
keyboard or writes to the screen or a printer. If you set BREAK to ON, you
extend CTRL+C checking to other functions, such as disk read and write
operations.
 
Syntax
 
    BREAK [ON|OFF]
 
To display the current BREAK setting, use the following syntax:
 
    BREAK
 
In your CONFIG.SYS file, use the following syntax:
 
    BREAK=ON|OFF
 
Parameter
 
ON|OFF
    Turns extended CTRL+C checking on or off.
 
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                                BREAK--Note
 
Including BREAK in CONFIG.SYS
 
The default setting for BREAK is OFF. You can include the BREAK command in
your CONFIG.SYS file to enable extended CTRL+C checking every time you start
your system.
 
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To specify that MS-DOS is to check for CTRL+C only while it is reading from
the keyboard or writing to the screen or printer, type the following
command:
 
    break off
 
To specify that MS-DOS is to check for CTRL+C while it is reading from a
disk or the keyboard or writing to a disk or the screen, type the following
command:
 
    break on
 
To turn on this extended CTRL+C checking every time you start your system,
include the following command in your CONFIG.SYS file:
 
    break=on
 
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