Fix Terminal gibberish with reset

Jan 10, 2011 - 1 Comment

reset terminal gibberish

If you’ve ever accidentally used cat on a binary file, you’ll have seen the gibberish that results and how it can totally screw up your Terminal window. An easy way to repair this is to use the reset command. All you need to do is type ‘reset’ when you’re in a screen full of gibberish text and the terminal will reset itself and be good as new.

Try it out the next time your command line is messed up.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Command Line

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  1. newb says:

    Thanks for this hint, saved me hours!

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