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ctrl+c doesn't ever kill a program, That's just not what it does. There are a set of signals that the POSIX standard define, these are used to control a running program. First the signals described in the original POSIX.1-1990 standard. Signal Value Action Comment ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ...


What's happening is that the interrupt is outputting characters on the new line, so the prompt isn't starting at the beginning of that line. The result is that the place on the line where the shell editing function thinks you are isn't actually where you really are. The easy solution is to do something like Ctrl CEnter before hitting your up arrow for ...

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