How do I restart a shell session from within SSH when it looks something like this:

anton@ubuntu:~$ c: command not found
                                    anton@ubuntu:~$ lib
                                                       anton@ubuntu:~$ this is working, but its messed up

I can execute commands, but as I input them nothing shows on the console. But as soon as I press Enter the command executes and the output comes (without line-endings, as shown above).

exec bash
bash --login

Nothing really works, restarting the SSH session however works. The temporary solution is to start a screen session and every time the interface freezes you simply do Ctrl+a->c to start a new session and close the old one.

  • Try stty sane
    – user1686
    Aug 29, 2012 at 8:42
  • Worked some what, after doing it if you press the mouse something like: A2#A2 or N1#N1 comes up :)
    – Torxed
    Aug 29, 2012 at 8:55

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The command reset might help. See man reset for details, but simple reset should be just fine.


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