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Readline shortcuts: Ctrl-s and XOFF

And another contribution to my list of Readline keyboard shortcuts. This time it’s a note by Joo Matos, pointing me to problems with the Ctrl-s shortcut. (It acts as a flow control character that pauses transmission on some terminals.)

He adds that:

It’s easy to disable special treatment of Ctrl-s by the terminal with stty -ixon.

Remember also that, if you accidentally hit Ctrl-s, it’s easy to undo the effects with Ctrl-q.

Thanks Joo!

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    1. On Dec 09, 2013 at 11:29

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