I am using Fedora 20, and whenever a new line opens in the command line terminal, the cursor, which is a solid black rectangle, flashes on and off about ten times, then remains steady. I think I have read somewhere that I can do something useful during the flashing period, but I have forgotten what it was, or where to find the reference again; or am I just imagining it?
Please can someone confirm or explain this?
In response to @sim's query about the terminal emulator:
[Harry@localhost ~]$ echo $TERM xterm-256color