I ran grep and it ended up reading a binary file. Now my console is gibberish -- control chars, escape sequences, and non-printable chars. I tried kill -HUP on getty, I tried kill on getty -- no dice. Any ideas? -- TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org . Trouble? e-mail to email@example.com .