Question

Incorrect characters in console from my key press. How can I fix?

Posted March 10, 2017 7.2k views
DigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04

I press “a”, and it shows “^[a”. I press “e” and it shows “^[e”.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/displaying-invalid-character-in-digitalocean-console

The above issue seemed similar, but the solution didn’t work.

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Rebooting the server from the web interface (Power option - and the Power Cycle button) appears to have fixed it.

everything I use the pipe key | it turns into >. Anyone else experiencing this? You can imagine how frustrating it is especially how small the DO window is.

Getting exactly as tannerchung above. Pipe | turns into > makes things difficult.

I had the same issue. Really annoying.

I assure you they do not care. Googling the issue verifies this with the hundreds of people that have never received a straight answer over many years now. Do yourself a favor and ditch DigitalOcean. We did and could not be happier!

Worked for me with CTRL pressed.

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