$ execute_some_long_command <command is executing> <Accidently press middle button that inserts bunch of garbage (including, for example, `rm -Rf ~/*`) into console>
How to let execute_some_long_command finish, but not execute inserted things?
Type Ctrl+Z (goes back to prompt, doesn't execute keyboard buffer) and then
fg to get the running
execute_some_long_command back on track.
At least that worked in my Fedora 14 gnome-terminal, testing with
sleep 20 as
echo blah as the typed garbage.