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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fix: Ctrl-S hanged vi editor

press Ctrl Q and you are back on track

Additional Info

Ctrl S is the XOFF character, used for flow control on serial links that do not have hardware flow control. It doesn't freeze the output...

Receipt of the XON character (Ctrl Q) disables the flow control, and commands output to continue.

1 comment:

Adam Bradbury said...

Thank you so much - this has plagued me for months of flipping between sublime and vi. You have saved me hours!