How to inactivate CTRL-S hold in a Mintty bash session or ssh connection

JOHNER Jean 066030
Mon Aug 2 20:05:00 GMT 2010

On 08/02/2010 13:25, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Typing CTRL-S in a Mintty bash session has the effect of holding it
>> until CTRL-Q is typed.
>> It happens that CRTL-S is also the Windows standard for saving a file
>> (NotePad, WordPad, Office ...) so that it is mapped to :w in my
>> Is there a way to inactivate this CTRL-S hold in Mintty.
> Yes - use stty.  For example, my ~/.bash_profile contains:
> if tty --quiet ; then
>   stty start undef
> fi

Thank you Eric for this quick answer.
Are you sure of your syntax. I added the above 3 lines to my
CTRL-S still results in inactivation of input in a Mintty bash session
with the bonus that CTRL-Q no longer cures the situation.
The only way out was to kill the window with the Task Manager.

Best regards.

Jean Johner

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