PuTTY semi-bug restart-reset-terminal

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summary: Reset terminal state when restarting session
class: semi-bug: This might or might not be a bug, depending on your precise definition of what a bug is.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: r6577 dd73d2a8366ed1e1bb42b7c63003b8393589b8c1 2006-02-20 (0.59)

PuTTY now has the ability to reuse terminal windows with the `Restart Session' option. However, the terminal may be in some bad state (cursor off, black text on black background, or whatever), or the prompts for the new session may appear in the middle of the previous session's output.

We could put more effort into sanitising the terminal state, while keeping the previous session's info on screen for reference. Suggested actions (to take place when the new session starts):

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-04-28 16:52:45 +0100)