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Old 12-08-2011, 06:37 AM
Mark Widdicombe
 
Default Bizarre terminal behavior

On 8 December 2011 10:37, Patton Echols <p.echols@comcast.net> wrote:

Greetings all,



Tonight I opened a terminal session and used [ctrl]+r to search a prior command. When I keyed the first letter, the terminal window was filled with the characters below. I had to [ctrl]+c to return to normal usage. Any thoughts?




Oh, 10.4, on an asus netbook



Here is the characters copied and pasted from the terminal window:



patton@mycroft:~$

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<snip>Was the last command to edit (with vi, say) a binary file?*
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:37 AM
Patton Echols
 
Default Bizarre terminal behavior

Greetings all,

Tonight I opened a terminal session and used [ctrl]+r to search a prior
command. When I keyed the first letter, the terminal window was filled
with the characters below. I had to [ctrl]+c to return to normal usage.
Any thoughts?


Oh, 10.4, on an asus netbook

Here is the characters copied and pasted from the terminal window:

patton@mycroft:~$
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