How to fix scrambled unix console?
Ever mistakenly catted a binary file of any sort? If so, then your console screen will probably will be scrambled and filled with gibberish. Even when you type, your characters look funny, but worry not, the problem has an easy enough solution, with no need to restart the console or even the server. Just type (though you can’t really see what you are typing):
And there you go, all back to normal! In case you’re afraid this will restart the computer, though it won’t, just try doing it with an unpriviledged user who has no permissions to restart it.
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