[How To] Freeze and Un-Freeze Terminal in Unix

[Unix] Freeze and Un-Freeze Terminal


It’s a situation that happens quite unintentionally (pressing cntrl+S), we end up spending minutes trying to figure out how to un-freeze our terminal. Finally to no rescue, we respite to quitting the terminal and opening it again!

Pressing cntrl+S on the terminal freezes it and no operation is possible after this.
The only way to get out of this is to press cntrl+Q (un-freeze), unless you want to quit your terminal.

To summarize,

To freeze the Terminal: cntrl+S
To un-freeze the Terminal: cntrl+Q