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While accessing a linux virtual machine through XenCentre 6's console tab, I mistakenly cat'd binary to stdout (control characters included). Using the reset command in the terminal doesn't redraw the screen with the correct characters.

I suspect that it's XenCenter's terminal emulator that needs to be reset.

I've also tried running:

   stty sane
   tput rs1

The VM is Centos 5.11

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Turns out the ansi escape sequence does the trick.

echo -e "\033c"

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