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Re: reset console/term (tty0)

Daniel Martin wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Nov 1997, Paul Miller wrote:
> > How do I reset the console (tty0, etc)?  The reason I ask is because when
> > I executed gzip -dc file.tar.gz without the |tar -xvf -, my text became
> > unreadable - translated into high ascii characters.. I remember that there
> > was a control sequence to reset it, but I couldn't figure out what it was.
> >
> > Thanks
> The control sequence you probably want is Escape-c (^[c) - this resets
> everything (and as a side effect clears the screen).  Ctrl-O probably
> would have fixed your letters, but escape-c is much more general, and
> fixes many more problems.
> I think the HOWTO that covers this is the Console HOWTO.

Another thing you may try (even though it contains more letters) is just
typing 'reset' and pressing return.  This should reread the termcap
entry for your console and reset the screen back to normal.  You won't
be able to see it as you type it, you'll be flying blind.

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