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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
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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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

just reset will do


Be simple :D

Comment by chanux 353 weeks and 3 days ago

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

Comment by berta 353 weeks and 3 days ago

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

Comment by atoponce 351 weeks and 5 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 325 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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