Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ctrl-S hanged vi editor

This has been the standard almost since the beginning of time.

Ctrl S is the XOFF character, uses 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:

Zach and Courtney said...

Awesome! Been looking for this for years.