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[ale] shell question

2008/12/11 J. D. <jdonline at gmail.com>:
> Hey all,
> There are some curious key combinations in bash I was wondering about.
> Pressing ctrl-s seems to freeze the terminal but silently it appears to
> still be accepting input. Pressing ctrl-q breaks this behavior and
> everything returns to normal. Does anyone use this? I'm sure it has caused
> people trouble thinking their terminal is locked. I have only used ctrl-q
> from to regain my terminal after accidentally hitting ctrl-s. :)

Those are not bash items - they are for the terminal window, and as
Mike indicated, were for flow control.

For more background, look up stuff on the ASCII control characters -
and the ASCII names

Ctrl-g is a favorite

Pete Hardie
Better Living Through Bitmaps