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Reset scrambled screen

Terminal - Reset scrambled screen
cat [ENTER]^V^O[ENTER]^D
2009-04-17 13:16:56
User: minliu2k
Functions: cat
-3
Reset scrambled screen

^V means CTRL-V

[ENTER] means ENTER key

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

for me, it's: stty sane ^j # where ^j is control-j

Comment by mpb 399 weeks and 1 day ago

for me reset does job

Comment by servermanaged 399 weeks and 1 day ago
reset
Comment by isaacs 399 weeks and 1 day ago

Ctrl + l

Comment by Williebee 399 weeks and 1 day ago

I was thinking clear screen.

Comment by Williebee 399 weeks and 1 day ago

Try mess up your screen with something like 'cat /bin/chmod' and you will find neither reset nor stty work.

Comment by minliu2k 399 weeks and 1 day ago

reset does the job for me just fine, even after cat /bin/chmod. Ubuntu 8.10 here

Comment by kaedenn 399 weeks and 1 day ago

Reset works here after outputting a binary to STDOUT.

Comment by atoponce 399 weeks and 1 day ago

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