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RE: SEUL: A Linux Annoyance

Well, ^s ^q even works in the DOS type command.  It is called xon-xoff.

If a user does not know that you use ^s to stop console output and ^q to start
it again, they really need to go back to using computers 101.

On 17-Feb-98 Donovan Rebbechi wrote:
> Here's some concern I have based on a news group post by a SEU. 
> The post was by some guy who hit ^S while using vi. Apparently, he
> couldn't work out how to exit vi, so he tried all the control-combos. He
> ended up (of course) suspending the console, and concluded that 'vi had
> made linux crash' and therefore that 'linux was crap'. Might it be worth
> disabling the suspend-console feature  in the default configuration ? Or
> at least modify so that ^S writes 
> "console suspended, hit ^Q to resume"
> to stderror ?
> -- Donovan 

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