bash

Keyboard Shortcuts for Bash

Navigation:
Ctrl + A go to the start of the command line
Ctrl + E go to the end of the command line
Alt + B move backward one word (or go to start of word the cursor is currently on)
Alt + F move forward one word (or go to end of word the cursor is currently on)
Ctrl + XX move between start of command line and current cursor position (and back again)
Ctrl + F move forward one character
Ctrl + B move backward one character
Ctrl + D delete character under the cursor
Ctrl + H delete character before the cursor
Ctrl + T swap character under cursor with the previous one
Editing:
Ctrl + K delete from cursor to the end of the command line
Ctrl + U delete from cursor to the start of the command line
Ctrl + W delete from cursor to start of word (i.e. delete backwards one word)
Ctrl + Y paste word or text that was cut using one of the deletion shortcuts (such as the one above) after the cursor
Alt + D delete to end of word starting at cursor (whole word if cursor is at the beginning of word)
Alt + C capitalize to end of word starting at cursor (whole word if cursor is at the beginning of word)
Alt + U make uppercase from cursor to end of word
Alt + L make lowercase from cursor to end of word
Alt + T swap current word with previous
History and History Search:
Ctrl + R search the history backwards
Ctrl + G escape from history searching mode
Ctrl + P previous command in history (i.e. walk back through the command history)
Alt + . use the last word of the previous command
Control:
Ctrl + L clear the screen
Ctrl + S stops the output to the screen (for long running verbose command)
Ctrl + Q allow output to the screen (if previously stopped using command above)
Ctrl + C terminate the command
Ctrl + Z suspend/stop the command

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