Enquiry (computer communications)

Enquiry (computer communications)

In computer communications, enquiry is a transmission-control character that requests a response from the receiving station with which a connection has been set up. It represents a signal intended to trigger a response at the receiving end, to see if it is still present. The response, and answer-back code to the terminal that transmitted the WRU signal, may include station identification, the type of equipment in service, and the status of the remote station.

In some computer terminals and EMACS, it moves the cursor to the end of current line.

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