Thursday, June 19, 2008

Prevent Linux (/Unix) console from getting garbled

If you cat some binary files for instance, it corrupts the shell, the entire window gets garbled and you need to close it.

Its a known issue and has been a known issue for ages.Sometimes people accidentally do it when coding for instance, you accidentally cat your binary instead of your output.

Solution is to reset the terminal.
$ reset
source : http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/4972/

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