Standard test to see if some xterm running on a remote host is wedged. Just bash some characters at it, and see if they get echoed. Since almost all UN*X programs don't muck with your stty settings, you normally expect to see your typed text appear immediately, even if the program is of doing something else.

And it so happens that asdfasdf (or a close variant) is the easiest string to bash out.


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