10 May 2008

iTerm keep-alive

This is a note to self on how to enable iTerm keep-alive or anti-idle option.

  1. Open iTerm. Go to Bookmarks → Manage Profiles… .
  2. In Profiles window, browse to Terminal Profiles and expand the menu by clicking the triangle. Choose and click on Default.
  3. Tick the “When idle, sends ASCII code” and set its value to 20 (ASCII for space).
  4. Exit the Profiles window.

One Comment

  1. Hm, I was hopeful this would solve my issue… I want to disable this function, as my iterm displays @^ repeatedly on idle. I unchecked the When idle box, but it still happens.

    Any ideas?


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