Ssh session locked: how to unlock terminal

written by Admin


Posted on 2012-11-13


Problem

Sometimes my ssh session locks and I cannot reset or unlock it in any way.
I must kill the session and login again, remove the swp file - if using vi - and restart my work.

Solution

<Ctrl-s> locks unix terminals (and also ssh sessions). To unlock hit <ctrl-q>.

Type:
# stty -a

...to show all control characters enabled.

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