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reset an hanging terminal session

Terminal - reset an hanging terminal session
^J tput sgr0 ^J
2009-02-17 09:57:22
User: berta
Functions: tput
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reset an hanging terminal session

when your terminal session seems unrensponsive (this normally happen after outputting some binary data directly on your standard output) it may me saned by hitting:

CTRL+J tput sgr0 CTRL+J

Note: don't press the Enter key, just ctrl+j

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just reset will do

reset

Be simple :D

Comment by chanux 270 weeks and 1 day ago

reset doesn't always work as expected. With Kermit-95 terminal emulator for example, it'l mess up the screen.

Comment by berta 270 weeks and 1 day ago

^j is the ASCII sequence for the Enter key. Pressing it first clears your keyboard buffer before running the command.

Comment by atoponce 268 weeks and 3 days ago

reset didn't work for me when I accidentally tried to vi a command, then ; another. This was the only example I found to work.

Comment by deanna 241 weeks and 6 days ago

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