I am currently using telnet and i need to do an escape character (SMTP), where is this character on an azerty keyboard? (linux ubuntu).

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    In general, a control-letter combo translates into the letter's ASCII value minus the 0x40 bit (ie, the control character in the same row of the ASCII table). So control-] is the Group Separator control character -- 0x1D. How you get that on an Azerty keyboard, though, I haven't a clue. – Daniel R Hicks Dec 2 '14 at 13:04

I finally found it, to input the special character ^], and I insist on the fact that it is one character, on a Linux Ubuntu (may work on other distrib, does not work on windows) you have to press AltGR+Ctrl+]

] is on the key with those 3 characters : °)].

It will not work at all time, I know it works in telnet but on the terminal it prints nothing.

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  • Also works for some QWERTY non-English keyboards. – MV. Sep 7 '15 at 22:41

Two to the left of Backspace by the looks of it:



I've just read elsewhere that it's ctrl+$ on AZERTY, which makes sense as it's the same physical placement. (http://www.madrouter.com/pemu-pix-emulation-and-dynamips/ then ctrl+f "AZERTY")

Backed up again here: http://www.generation-nt.com/reponses/quitter-telnet-entraide-198084.html?page=2

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  • No, I'm on Azerty myself and have tried numerous combinations. This one does not work :). Mind the ^. Would love to know though... – Bart De Vos Jan 12 '12 at 12:02
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    Just ammended my answer above, apparently it's ctrl+$ – SimonJGreen Jan 12 '12 at 12:06

On AZERTY keyboard type Control+5 :)!

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    This also works on a Finnish qwerty keyboard, which doesn't have a separate ] key (it's AltGr-9). – Rennex Apr 12 '17 at 22:02

Well I am using an Azerty Keyboard as I type this :

ctrl-$ will not work. simple as that.

See the enter key ? well from the top of the enter key, go two keys to the left. et voila. no CTRL no nothing. just press it and ^

see ? magic.

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    they're not actually trying to type the hat (^) character. In this instance, for example, the notation ^c would equal ctrl+c. – SimonJGreen Jan 12 '12 at 22:06
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    I confirm ^] in telnet is one character, not two. – Sylario Jan 13 '12 at 13:38

Using Azerty keyboard, in most cases I use 'Ctrl'+'$' or 'Ctrl'+'c' or 'Ctrl'+'d'. If does not work I google for alternatives.

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I am told that, on a french azerty keyboard you need to press the key to the right of the p, but it should not be before a vowel - if it is, press it twice, and it should work

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    OP wants to send the signal ^]; not type "^]". – bfontaine Jan 9 '18 at 14:04

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