When I paste into the terminal, sometimes what is in the clipboard is not what I expected. Specifically, it is sometimes pages and pages of text from a website.
When this happens, the terminal goes crazy, blinking rapidly and spitting out
command not found as fast as it can.
I am afraid that someday the text will contain something like
rm -rf /.
What is the best way to:
- act when I make such a mistake?
- prevent such a mistake from occurring?
For details, I use bash in GNU screen windows in a urxvt terminal on Linux.
Ctrl-Z have no effect in my experience.