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Old 02-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
climaon
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How to get back on prompt...?


(in terminal) i keep getting
>
>
>
no matter what i type and press enter
>
same symbol appears
am not able to get back on prompt....
 
Old 02-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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You may have started a command and it is waiting for you to finish. Hit control+d or a control+z and it should come back.
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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You probably want control+c, as in this thread.
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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As per ntubski for a soln; its usually caused by accidentally opening quotes eg " or ' and then not closing them.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #5
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It might had happened because you typed some command and mistakenly put a backslash "\" at the end. So as suggested above, use CTRL+C to exit from it and return to regular prompt.
Code:
~$ some_command \
>
>
> CTRL+C
~$
 
Old 02-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shivaa View Post
Code:
~$ some_command \
>
>
> CTRL+C
~$
A backslash only asks for one more line:
Code:
~$ true \
>
~$
Code:
~$ true \
> \
> \
> \
>
~$
 
  


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