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Old 05-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
SudhirRaj
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Problem getting back to the terminal window.


Hi all,

I am very new to Linux. I was typing a command as root when I screwed up half way thru and pressed enter. Now the screen shows a prompt like this >

I have tried typing Vi :q! escape command and even shutdown down commands but nothing works. It just goes to a new line beginning with >

How do I get out of this?

Sudhir

Last edited by SudhirRaj; 05-21-2011 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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It look like the secondary prompt, that one the shell displays when waiting for completion of a command. Have you tried to interrupt by pressing Ctrl-C?
 
  


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