Control ssh connection

[enter]~?
SSH can be controlled trough an ~ escape sequence. Example, to terminate the current ssh connection, type a newline, then the ~ character, and last a . character. This is useful eg when an ssh connection hangs after you reboot a machine and the connection hangs.
Sample Output
Supported escape sequences:
  ~.  - terminate connection (and any multiplexed sessions)
  ~B  - send a BREAK to the remote system
  ~C  - open a command line
  ~R  - Request rekey (SSH protocol 2 only)
  ~^Z - suspend ssh
  ~#  - list forwarded connections
  ~&  - background ssh (when waiting for connections to terminate)
  ~?  - this message
  ~~  - send the escape character by typing it twice
(Note that escapes are only recognized immediately after newline.)

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By: xeor
2011-06-17 18:29:59
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What Others Think

wow, cant believe I missed this one
hoberion · 391 weeks ago
interesting....
agriculus · 391 weeks ago
Sorry, just found out I have submitted this tricks before.. But I guess its no harm, as long as a couple of more people learn it :)
xeor · 390 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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