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Ctrl+S Ctrl+Q terminal output lock and unlock

Terminal - Ctrl+S Ctrl+Q terminal output lock and unlock
Ctrl+S Ctrl+Q
2009-04-02 09:27:09
User: elementa13
Ctrl+S Ctrl+Q terminal output lock and unlock

These are simple shortcuts to pause and continue terminal output, works in most terminals and screen multiplexers like screen. You can use it to catch something if things change too fast, and scroll with Shift + PgUp PgDown. On linux console ScrollLock can also be used.


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This is a trick I learned from MS-DOS 2.x day, only to realized MS-DOS copied from Unix.

Comment by haivu 467 weeks and 6 days ago

also good to know if you hit the keys accidentally and wonder why your screen session seems frozen.

Comment by sud0er 464 weeks and 1 day ago

This will not work with the KDE Konsole, the Ctrl+S shortcut is already being used for something else. Worked fine in xterm though.

Comment by hk0i 458 weeks and 5 days ago

'stty -ixon' in your .bashrc will make sure your kbd won't get locked by accident and you can use that key combination for other things.

Comment by karol 386 weeks and 3 days ago

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