Killing my terminal

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Wed Mar 26 19:25:32 EST 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 03:48:15PM +1100, Paul Bryan wrote:
> Hi, does anyone know what ^x does to a terminal? I'm using Konsole, but 
> occasionally I've forgotten that I'm at a command prompt and not in emacs and 
> accidently hit ^x. Needless to say, my terminal stops responding and I've got 
> to kill it.

^X doesn't do anything. What you describe is what would happen if you type
^S (XOFF). If that's the case you type ^Q (XON).

At least in bash, ^X is the command key (if you have emacs keybindings
turned on).

For reference, stty -a lists the currently active "special characters".
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
> "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or
> religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
> Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
>   - Samuel P. Huntington
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