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How to correct the unrecognizable code in my debian?

I printed the contents of a file(/var/log/wtmp) with non-ascii characters in my Bash console, which caused my console to now display garbled characters.

How to I reset my console?

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marked as duplicate by 8088, random Sep 23 '11 at 14:19

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Try reset.

(You can read the wtmp database with who, last or utmpdump.)

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Thanks, exactly what I needed. – David Pole Sep 22 '11 at 15:06

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