How to disable the Ctrl-S (XOFF) keystroke in Putty

If you are connecting your server or desktop through putty and if you press Ctrl-S accidentally it will send Xoff the only way to recover is by pressing Ctrl-Q.

If you want to disable this use the folloing commands from your terminal

echo "stty -ixon" >> ~/.bash_profile
reset

For more options check stty man page from here

Thank to richard for this tip.

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  1. Fantastic!! I was breaking my head to get rid of this…
    Finally found one working solution :-)

    Thanks a lot !!

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