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Re: terminal goes funky

You can try `reset', but I've also found that running `top' fixes
a corrupted display.
Peter Galbraith, research scientist          <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Sven Burgener wrote:

> Silly me accidentally cat'ed a binary file, which caused the terminal 
> (tty1) to go all funky.
> It seems to display things fine, but just with weird characters instead
> of proper ones. Some characters are fine though, like the "GNU" part of
> the login prompt. :)
> I saw someone undoing a situation as such, but forgot how to do it as I
> very seldom get bogged like this.
> A reboot would surely fix this, but I dont want to do that. Kill or
> HUP'ing the getty doesn't do the job.

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