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Re: How to lock a terminal

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: How to lock a terminal
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:10:20 -0500

On 16 Feb 2016 18:19, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Nick Warne wrote:
> > I was in a SSH session, and checking something inadvertently issued:
> > 
> > > nano /var/log/messages | grep a
> > 
> > (I was searching for something else than an 'a', but the above example shows
> > the issue - about to use 'nano', but then forgot to change it to 'cat').
> > 
> > The terminal just sits there doing nothing - CTRL+C doesn't do anything; in
> > a SSH session, the only option is to kill the terminal.  On a local machine,
> > you can use kill -9 from another terminal to get out of it.
> On a remote machine you can do the same.  There really is no
> difference between local and remote here.  You just use a second
> terminal for it.
> However this is the perfect case for job control.  No need for a
> second terminal.  Here is an example.  Use Control-Z to stop the
> foreground job.

sometimes ^Z doesn't work once nano starts up.  probably should add
isatty checking to nano itself.

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