reset an hanging terminal session

^J tput sgr0 ^J
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

By: berta
2009-02-17 09:57:22

What Others Think

just reset will do reset Be simple :D
chanux · 703 weeks and 4 days ago
reset doesn't always work as expected. With Kermit-95 terminal emulator for example, it'l mess up the screen.
berta · 703 weeks and 4 days ago
^j is the ASCII sequence for the Enter key. Pressing it first clears your keyboard buffer before running the command.
atoponce · 701 weeks and 6 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.
deanna · 675 weeks and 1 day ago
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