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get your terminal back after it's been clobbered

Terminal - get your terminal back after it's been clobbered
2009-02-22 01:24:14
User: Fate
Functions: reset
get your terminal back after it's been clobbered

after a terminal gets clobbered (like after you cat a binary file by accident), this is the only way to get it back without re-starting it.


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
2009-01-28 22:22:01
User: root
Functions: reset

If you bork your terminal by sending binary data to STDOUT or similar, you can get your terminal back using this command rather than killing and restarting the session. Note that you often won't be able to see the characters as you type them.

stty sane
2009-11-09 15:58:06
User: darkpand
Functions: stty
Tags: terminal reset

When some console full-screen program (minicom, vi, some installers) breaks down your terminal, try this command to revert all options to "sane" settings (sane is a built-in combo of a lot of stty options)

<ctrl+j>stty sane<ctrl+j>
2009-08-05 21:50:07
User: CharlieInCO

This is more or less the same as 'reset', but with two advantages: the initial LF character makes sure you're starting a new line to the tty driver, the final one is more reliably a line-end as CR is often unset; and second, 'stty sane' is reliable on older UNIX systems, especially Berkeley-based ones.

echo <ctrl-v><esc>c<enter>
2009-08-05 18:32:28
User: kcm
Functions: echo

This works in some situations where 'reset' and the other alternatives don't.


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