This morning I bumped into something I've never seen before and I can't seem to find a way to fix it. I was inspecting a large bzipped tarball (e.g.
tar jtf myfile.tar.bz2) and before it completed, I hit
Ctrl+C to abort the output since I'd seen as much as I needed to see. The output stopped and the prompt appeared.
So far, nothing out of the ordinary, but then I tried to type. And nothing appeared. And the cursor didn't move. Or blink. What I typed did register, though. Although there's no visible indication that I had done anything, the command I typed executed when I pressed
Enter key does work.
Has anyone ever seen this? Any idea how I can get back to zero without having to quit and relaunch terminal?