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Terminal Mac OS X

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The Terminal Application is found under Finder => Applications => Utilities => Terminal.

Reset (Weird) Line Draw Characters

File > Send Reset or Apple Key + R

tput reset

What often happens to me is the escape sequence for setting a graphics (line draw) font is echoed to the terminal (because it just happened to be in the file I was cat'ing). That particular sequence is "Esc(0" which can be reset with "Esc(B".

Try typing this in a terminal:

echo "\033("0
echo "\033("B

Clear Active Command Line

Ctrl + U

This will clear the entire line until the prompt. Quite useful when you have a long command buffered into history and need to type something simple like ls.


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