[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/3] doc/faq: add section on freezing terminal state

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Tue Aug 11 17:49:21 CEST 2015

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 10:46:31AM -0400, Ganesh Ajjanagadde wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:38 AM, Ganesh Ajjanagadde
> <gajjanagadde at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanagadde at gmail.com>
> > ---
> >  doc/faq.texi | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/doc/faq.texi b/doc/faq.texi
> > index 5fe716b..696c5b2 100644
> > --- a/doc/faq.texi
> > +++ b/doc/faq.texi
> > @@ -149,6 +149,26 @@ Try a @code{make distclean} in the ffmpeg source directory before the build.
> >  If this does not help see
> >  (@url{http://ffmpeg.org/bugreports.html}).
> >
> > + at section Why does ffmpeg mess up my terminal when it crashes?

This is added to the "frequently asked question" list
Is this really a frequently asked question ?
aka does this actually happen in real use cases with current FFmpeg?

iam asking as iam interrested in investigating this if it does happen
to see if it can be avoided.
Messing up the terminal is pretty bad as many users probably dont know
what/why and how to fix it and only few would read the faq/docs.
I sure dont go hunt through docs if some application misbehaves.
i tend to just uninstall such applications and use a different
application if i have the choice

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