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Not sure what you would call this. Glitch, jarble, destruxxored. But my text looks like this:

That's my cursor where they grey box is. Pressing up adds more text in random places, and my cursor appears in random places. As I type, text gets overwritten.

I set xterm as my color settings. Any other choices prevent me from performing a find on my existing text.

Anyone have this issue, and know how to solve it?

I am also a bit amused by the idea that the link a57.foxnews.cotracker shows up in my terminal.. perhaps I'm being keylogged?

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To clarify, when you say 'OS X Terminal', do you mean the application Terminal.app, or xterm/the X11 terminal? You might be being keylogged, but if so whoever wrote the malware is hilariously bad at it. Have you googled "foxnews.cotracker" in combination with "malware" or "keylogger" or whatever? ...And finally... When did this start? Did you install anything new just before it started happening? Change a configuration file for terminal input, output, shell startup, application startup? –  root Aug 13 '13 at 16:10
    
I am referring to the OS X Terminal. My google searches didn't reveal much. Its been happening forever, and especially on SSH connections. This one in particular is an SSH connection to Heroku. –  Trip Aug 13 '13 at 16:12
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Either use Shell » Reset, or even Shell » Hard reset to clear the issue.

Shortcuts are CommandR or OptionCommandR.

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Thanks for the edit. Much better. Will try to be neater. –  johnshen64 Aug 13 '13 at 16:38
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