Fix corrupted terminal output

Chris St Denis chris at
Wed Sep 24 00:09:38 UTC 2008

Occasionally, I accidentially cat a binary file or a directory casing 
the terminal output to be corrupted with text looking like (don't know 
if this will make it through the mail cleanly)

    E???? ??? ?? ?????????.

To fix this normally I just close the window and open a new ssh 
connection, but I am wondering if there is a more clean way to do this. 
I've tried reset(1), but it doesn't seem to help any.

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