Consoles, Binary files and Funny Characters (Unix)

Occasionly you will pipe or cat a file to the screen or a program will die and the screen will begin to show gibberish when ever you type anything (I don’t mean the usual gibberish that most people type on a command line :)) If you use putty then you will see the word ‘PuTTy’ appear contantly.

The quick way around this is to type ‘reset’ and the screen will begin to work as expected again.