Re: Cat-ting binary files to the console
On 2001-02-10 10:51 +0100, will trillich <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 11:18:34AM -0600, Benjamin Pharr wrote:
> > Every once in a while I slip up at cat a binary file to the console. (Or
> > just forget to give mkisofs the -o flag.) This causes the console to use
> > WEIRD characters, just plain gibberish. Is there any way to get rid of
> > this without rebooting? Thanks!
> this is a variation on the theme: put control-O into your PROMPT
> string to reset your character set after every command:
> # bash
> set PS1="^V^O whatever> "
Huh? Do you mean "export" instead of "set"? But the exported line
displays verbatim here? (potato)
> # csh
> setenv prompt="^V^O something> "
> the ^V tells your command shell 'the next character is verbatim,
> don't do whatever you normally would with it' and the ^O is a
> standard 'reset the display character set' for ansi-like terminal
> there's probably a sane modular/universal way of doing this...
Andre Berger [firstname.lastname@example.org]