ctrl-s freeze bash?

Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) garbage_collector@telia.com
Wed Sep 17 16:18:00 GMT 2003

> From: cygwin-owner@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-owner@cygwin.com]On Behalf
> Of Lucifer

> If press Ctrl-S in rxvt running bash and then the bash becomes inactive,
> i.e. does not response to any key stroke. I have to open another rxvt
> and kill -9 <pid>.  Is this a feature or a bug?  I found that in the dos
> prompt box bash is never affected by the ctrl-s.

Ever heard of XON/XOFF  ASCII characters?

 XOFF - stop transmitting   (CTRL-S in many cases)
 XON  - start transmitting  (CTRL-Q in many cases)

 Try CTRL-Q when your "bash becomes inactive"

/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59?16.37'N, 17?12.60'E
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