Quitting a hung session#

If the SSH connection has died for some reason, such as disconnecting the network or the server restarting, it is possible for the remote shell to become unresponsive. At this point nothing you type shows up in the terminal, and it could take a very long time before the client overshoots a relevant timeout and disconnects automatically. Luckily there’s a simple key sequence which you can send to tell the client to close immediately: Enter, ~ (tilde), . (full stop).


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