Today's article is really simple, where you'll pause and unpause your terminal...


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I suspect that CTRL + S gets pressed by mistake more than it gets used legitimately. I feel for those new users who have no idea how to get out of that state once they're in that paused state.

It's really quite simple but there's no tool tip or anything that tells you how to do this. So, to them, the only real solution is to close that instance and open a new instance of the terminal emulator. There's no need to do that.

Also, I don't have a zillion VMs anymore, so I only tested it in a few places. It appears to be pretty universal.

For me, it's ingrained to press CTRL + S to save my work. I've personally done that in the terminal without thinking about it. While I haven't done so in a long time, I do recall doing so earlier in my Linux journey.

I do love me some feedback, but there's really not much more to it.

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