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Re: keystroke ctrl+s freezes terminal/console

Joerg Johannes wrote:
On Tuesday 15 July 2003 13:51, Rogier Wolff wrote:

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 07:33:47AM -0400, Shawn Lamson wrote:

Hey all -

I have noticed that pressing ctrl+s in console or xterm suspends
input... I have not figured out how to successfully get out of that
situation.  Is there a graceful way?  What is the purpose of ctrl+s
( i believe I have the emacs style command line editor )?  How can
I disable ctrl+s or alter it so that it does not freeze my

Note that control-S doesn't suspend input. It suspends OUTPUT!
control-Q lets the output go again.

As Roger already asked: Is there a way to disable this Ctrl-S shortcut?


Switching off ctrl-s is done by 'stty -ixon'. this is good for searching
forward in bash (searching backward is performed by ctrl-r).


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