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What is the discard option in `stty -a`? It uses `^O`

In stty -a, there's an option for discard = ^0. I've googled around, and the closest documentation I get is from: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Text-Terminal-HOWTO-17.html which says ^O flush (or ...
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How to run a virtual machine with no graphics card (VGA) configured in VirtualBox

I want to use the following feature of Linux (which one of my virtual machines): If no console device is specified, the first device found capable of acting as a system console will be used. At ...
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Receiving data from Serial Port

I want to receive data from RS232 Serial port to my terminal and with a directive to a file. It should be pretty straight forward. cat /dev/ttyS0 cat /dev/ttyS0 > file.txt Before that I've ...
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Why does my backspace key keep being unbound from erase?

Every 5 to 20 minutes I need to retype stty erase ^H in the console because my backspace key randomly starts printing ^H instead of deleting characters. This is happening in git bash on a lenovo ...
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Ctrl key not detected in Terminal

I have a problem with my Mac Terminal. It is no longer able to detect the ctrl key, so I can't use anymore shortcuts like ctrl+C to stop a running task, because when I do the terminal echoes only the "...
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How do I restore input echoing in the terminal?

Sometimes when a script gets killed at a password prompt, I can no longer see my input being echoed in the terminal. That is, normally at a terminal, I see this: $ _ <after typing 'foobar':> $ ...
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Ruby commands are turning off tty echo

After running Ruby scripts, almost 100% of the time, the bash command line will appear to be inactive, while in fact it's silently accepting my keystrokes without showing them to me. This has ...
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Bash command substitution not working as expected

I'd like to view the last few lines of a file, but I want the columns aligned. Basically, I want to disable wordwrap. This is straightforward with: tail $FILE | cut -c -80 But I'm trying to ...
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Terminal without echo

In the terminal on Solaris 5.9 (ksh), I don't see the characters when typing. I can see the input only after the return key is pressed. I checked terminal settings with stty -a it shows: echo echoe ...
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stty doesn't change serial port speed in cygwin

This is involves cygwin running under Windows XP. I have a genuine serial port (COM1) on this machine. After booting up, a program I've written gets garbled responses when trying to communicate ...