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You know like on the command screen

will it mess up if I accidentally hit a key? Could it write a code or script wrong or something?

will it mess up if I accidentally hit a key? Could it write a code or script wrong or install something wrong?

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    Not likely with a single key, but you could interrupt a process with key combos like ctrl-c. However, that does not mean you should be randomly typing or letting your cat walk on the keyboard when a process is running. Mar 10, 2017 at 2:26
  • I know ctrl-alt-delete will reboot, should I do this if it gets stuck? Or will it mess up a program or something? Mar 10, 2017 at 2:41
  • If it gets stuck I would try ctrl-c, ctrl-z, ctrl-d or ctrl-x first. I would leave ctrl-alt-del as a last resort. All of these can leave the Pi in an unstable state (half installed/configured state). I would also make sure it is truly stuck as depending on what the Pi is doing it may take quite a while (compiling some packages can take many hours if done on the Pi). I would also check that any lockup/freeze is not the result of a power issue. Mar 10, 2017 at 2:57
  • Could you explain to me what c z d and x do? Mar 10, 2017 at 4:30
  • They are the vearious interrupt quit commands used by various programs on Linux Mar 10, 2017 at 4:32

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No it won't. Except for (Ctrl + c) as it will terminate the process.

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  • That's two keys! Mar 10, 2017 at 10:37
  • Good point. 'q' can cause problem .not sure Mar 10, 2017 at 11:54

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