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On Android 11, I tried in Terminal Emulator for Android and 'Material Emulator'. Pressing Vol Dn + c doesn't do anything.

For example, but not limited to, after

ping 8.8.8.8

I can't find any way to stop the ping (except exiting the emulator, of course). Tried all kinds of combinations. Similarly, typing

$sort
a
b
c

How do I stop input? On Linux I'd type Ctrl-D (=eof), but that doesn't work on Android.

In preferences, I have Vol Dn as definition for the Control Key

Note: Thanks for the suggestions! What I'm worried about is that in the Special Keys help item, it clearly states that Vol Dn should act as a Control key (in both terminal emulators I tried). Am I doing something wrong here?

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    long touch for menu, or install termux, or hackers keyboard
    – alecxs
    Jan 12 at 18:20
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    Many keyboards can send Ctrl events including AnySoftKeyboard. Jan 12 at 19:04
  • ping command accepts the count flag "-c " to limit the no. of echo requests
    – crazo7924
    Jan 15 at 17:50
  • @crazo7924, I knew that... The issue is (was) more generic: There are quite a few commands that take input from stdin, but then it's generally necessary to end with Ctrl-D - same problem. It's difficult to live without a real Ctrl key! Anyway, tke hackers kbd solved things. Thanks!
    – jcoppens
    Jan 17 at 4:57

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To close this issue:

Thanks for the suggestions:

@alecxs: The hackers keyboard works great, and as it can represent a full keyboard, it feels very familiar. On screen portrait mode it's a bit more difficult to use though.

@IrfanLatif: AnySoftKeyboard looks very promising as it's easier to use in portrait mode and has better access for foreign languages.

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