Resets terminal in its original state

^[c (ctrl-v esc-c)
Resets a scrambled terminal into its orignal state.

By: angrox
2009-03-18 15:15:24

What Others Think

uh, what's wrong with the reset command?
linuxrawkstar · 700 weeks and 1 day ago
linuxrawkstar: "reset" takes five keystrokes. This new command takes only four. That's like... 20 whole milliseconds returned to my life, man.
Zenexer · 700 weeks and 1 day ago
Reset is pretty universal. I can't seem to get this puppy to work anywhere.
ozymandias · 700 weeks and 1 day ago
there is nothing wrong with the reset command but I thought the information is useful that there is more than one way to to it :-) So please don't be to harsh with me :-)
angrox · 700 weeks and 1 day ago
ozy: when pressing ctrl-v and then esc-c you see the following in the terminal: ^[c After pressing reset the terminal window is cleared, only showing ": command not found". The terminal hast now a new initizalization.
angrox · 700 weeks and 1 day ago
Me, I always appreciate awkward ways of doing thing ;-) At least I learned something new. +1
anders · 700 weeks and 1 day ago
seofox · 38 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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