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What is the difference between <C-V>x and \x?

Run the following commands, where <80> is a literal byte entered by typing Ctrl-Vx80: let literal = "<80>" let quoted = "\x80" echo(literal) and echo(quoted) will now both output <80&...
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Is ESC involved in any key combinations?

Just starting to get into Vim and facing the classic escape problem. I'm thinking binding CapsLock to be control when used with another key, and escape when released without pressing anything else ...
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What control character is ^\ in the buffer in a file open in vim?

I found a whole bunch of green ^\ characters in the file I have open in vim... Any idea what control character they are? And how would I search for them in grep?