Re: Mistype into shell..........
On 08/09/11 06:59, Charlie wrote:
Something that happens occasionally, how do I get out of it without
killing the shell?
Sometimes I type something, slip and ahead of the command I type a
character accidentally like '.
The shell responds with>
I can type anything I want into that shell and it responds with>
How do I get out of that without killing the shell and bringing up a
Well, you have opened a quoted piece of text and the shell is waiting
for the closing ' character, so you could close it by typing another ',
but this may lead to something other than what you wished to happen.
Or you could just abandon the line with Ctrl-C.