Tips and Tricks: Cisco ‘Type escape sequence to abort.’

In the Cisco routers, whenever you initialize a traceroute or some other command that does a repetitive task, you’ll be notified at the beginning of the sequence of events with: “Type escape sequence to abort.”

Unfortunately, Cisco actually fails to mention what this escape sequence is in their message. So, the sequence is:
CTRL-SHIFT-6, twice.

Push all three keys together simultaneously, twice in succession. Crazy isn’t it. Gotta love Cisco sometimes.