Sets or clears extended CTRL+C (^C) checking. You can use this command at the command prompt or in your CONFIG.SYS file.
You can press CTRL+C (^C) to stop a program or an activity (file sorting, for example). Typically, the operating system checks for CTRL+C (^C) only while it reads from the keyboard or writes to the screen or a printer. If you set BREAK to ON, you extend CTRL+C (^C) checking to other functions, such as disk read and write operations.
BREAK [ON | OFF]
To display the current BREAK setting:
This is present for Compatibility with DOS systems. It has no effect after Windows 3.5.
If Command Extensions are enabled, and running on the Windows 2000 platform, then the BREAK command will enter a hard-coded breakpoint if being debugged by a debugger.
To specify that the operating system is to check for CTRL+C (^C) only while it is reading from the keyboard or writing to the screen or printer, type:
To specify that the operating system is to check for CTRL+C (^C) while it is reading from a disk or the keyboard or writing to a disk or the screen, type: