What Does LNEXT Mean or Stand for?

You see "lnext" or "LNEXT", and you want to know what it means. In the context of Linux, what does LNEXT refer to?

It is a special character in Linux that pertains to the terminal driver. It means "Literal next." To invoke the literal next character (and bypass other interpretations), an operator would typr Control-V.

The answer above was taken from page 1296 and 1298 of The Linux Programming Interface.

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