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Re: Typing Control-s locks up bash!

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Typing Control-s locks up bash!
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 08:24:52 -0500

> Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.6
> Bash Version: 2.05b
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>  I am using bash as my shell, and what an excellent shell it is! But, if I 
> type Control-s at the prompt it causes bash
> to hang! The only way to get out of this is to kill the xterm that started 
> bash!
> Repeat-By:
>  Simply type Control-s at the prompt, it doesn't matter whether there have 
> been any previous commands typed or not.

Look at the output of `stty -a'.  ^S is the tty `stop' character.  You can
type ^Q to turn output back on.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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