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Windows 7: Cancel command line operations

Some DOS commands take a while for running through.  Especially recursive commands, often called with the /r switch, often require you to have much patience.  If you don’t want to wait until the command has finished running, you can cancel it.

Canceling a running DOS command however does not work with the ESC key, unlike often supposed.  On the contrary, most DOS commands ignore the ESC key.  For canceling a command running in the Command Prompt, you have to press Ctrl + C.

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