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cat binary file -> terminal gibberish

I've used *nix systems for some time now and have frequently seen a terminal turn to gibberish after using cat or more on a binary file. I'm sure many others have also noticed this. Normally, I just exit the terminal, but I would like a better solution. Certainly there is some way to "reset" a terminal after it has been gibberized. Anyone know of such a solution?

thanks to anyone who can put an end to this nag
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Give xrefresh a try when that happens. xrefresh will repaint the screen if my memory serves me right. Im like you though, I usually close out and reopen a new terminal cause I never seem to remember this command
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xrefresh is a no-go, but it does make the screen flash for a nanosecond
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hmmm...maybe it was xrefresh -display Your-IP:0.0 I will dig around in my notes to see if I can find that command, I know I have it somewhere!
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Driver beat me to it, found this tip link which states the same solution!
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there is also a 'reset' command...
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going into and exiting vi doesn't work for me. Neither does "tput reset", "reset", or "tset"

Do these commands actually work for you guys?

I found this bizarre solution somewhere on the net, press Ctrl-v then Ctrl-o and Enter

This actually works, but doesn't make any sense to me. Any ideas?
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