[clug] Command of the Hour

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Nov 17 06:26:30 GMT 2008

Andrew Janke wrote on 17/11/08 5:02 PM:

> How do you get your terminal back to "normal" after cat'ing a binary
> file by mistake and the character map gets all screwed up?
> ie:
> $ cat /usr/bin/*

The terminal emulator has received something like 'enter graphics mode'
or worse...

You can 'tput rs1' or similar (those with better memories will know the
terminfo/termcap definitions!)

IFF you have it aliased, because you'll be typing blind...

Or in the menu on the terminal window,
 - first try 'soft reset',
 - then 'hard reset'.

[Was that clear??]

How do I know :-(


Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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