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Salvage a borked terminal

Terminal - Salvage a borked terminal
<ctrl+j>stty sane<ctrl+j>
2009-08-05 21:50:07
User: CharlieInCO
10
Salvage a borked terminal

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.

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Terminal - Alternatives
reset
2009-01-28 22:22:01
User: root
Functions: reset
261

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
13

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)

echo <ctrl-v><esc>c<enter>
2009-08-05 18:32:28
User: kcm
Functions: echo
9

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

reset
reset
2009-11-09 16:15:26
User: flart
Functions: reset
1

If something fracks up your terminal, just type in 'reset' and everything should be good again.

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