ctrl-c doesn't work to break out of program in terminal

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Wed Dec 10 13:18:29 UTC 2014

At Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:35:47 -0600 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Since I upgraded to 14.04 LTS I've noticed that ctrl-c no 
> longer breaks out of a running command in a terminal. Does 
> this need to be set somewhere for the bash shell? Any other 
> ideas on why this has changed.
>                        Thanks
>                         Linda

What *specific* program?  *Some* programs trap signals (including the signal 
generated by ^C).  If a program gets stuck in a long-term I/O sleep, ctrl-c 
won't work to break it out (this is a completely different problem).


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