line.continuation.character Definition/TCL

line.continuation.character

Command line.continuation.character Definition/TCL
Applicable release versions: R83
Category TCL (746)
Description used only in R83 Pick to extend the TCL command line by another 140 characters prior to reaching the 140th character. It is achieved by pressing "<ctrl>+_" (control plus underscore).

A ":" prompt character appears after typing the continuation character. This means that up to another 140 characters may be added to the previous part of the command. Before this next set of 140 characters is completed, another line continuation character may be issued, exactly as just described. There is no practical limit to the number of times this can happen, but it would be advisable to write a PROC or Macro instead of relying upon this feature.
Syntax <ctrl>+{shift}_<return>
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Related tcl.stack.definition
macros