Screen corrupted

Screen corrupted

Post by Raymond L » Thu, 13 Jan 1994 15:33:33



Hi,

        When I tried to cat an ASCII file,  I got whole bunch of
ASCII characters. After that, all my characters turn to ASCII too.
I am just wondering if there is a way to fix the characters displayed
to normal again.

Raymond

 
 
 

Screen corrupted

Post by Ross Boswe » Fri, 14 Jan 1994 03:09:11


: Hi,

:       When I tried to cat an ASCII file,  I got whole bunch of
: ASCII characters. After that, all my characters turn to ASCII too.
: I am just wondering if there is a way to fix the characters displayed
: to normal again.

I think you mean a binary file, and that all your characters mutate
from alphabetic to graphic.  To fix it, type
reset(cr>
where <cr> is the Enter or Return key.  The command won't echo
sensibly on the screwed-up screen, but it will work.

--
+-----------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

| Christchurch School of Medicine         |  FAX      +64 3 364 0525    |
| PO Box 4345, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND  |  Phone    +64 3 364 0590    |
+-----------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

 
 
 

Screen corrupted

Post by Herbert » Mon, 17 Jan 1994 21:09:28



: : Hi,

: :     When I tried to cat an ASCII file,  I got whole bunch of
: : ASCII characters. After that, all my characters turn to ASCII too.
: : I am just wondering if there is a way to fix the characters displayed
: : to normal again.

: I think you mean a binary file, and that all your characters mutate
: from alphabetic to graphic.  To fix it, type
: reset(cr>
: where <cr> is the Enter or Return key.  The command won't echo
: sensibly on the screwed-up screen, but it will work.

: --
: +-----------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

: | Christchurch School of Medicine         |  FAX      +64 3 364 0525    |
: | PO Box 4345, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND  |  Phone    +64 3 364 0590    |
: +-----------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

Sometimes it is better off using echo ^V^O (that is, Ctrl-V Ctrl-O, which
is the shell representation of ^O).

Herbert