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Terminal (Bash) - Shortcuts

Navigation

Shortcut Description
CTRL + A Beginning of line (Home)
CTRL + E End of line (End)
CTRL + B or Left-Arrow Skip character left (Backward)
CTRL + F or Right-Arrow Skip character right (Forward)
ALT + B or CTRL+Left-Arrow Skip word left (Backward)
ALT + F or Right-Arrow Skip word right (Forward)
CTRL + X + X Toggle current position with start of line

Edition

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+L Clear Screen
Ctrl+D Delete Character Under Cursor
Ctrl+H Delete Character From Left
Alt+Del Delete Word before Cursor
Alt+D Delete Word After Cursor
Ctrl+W Cut Word Before Cursor to Clipboard
Ctrl+K Cut Line After Cursor to Clipboard
Ctrl+U Cut Line Before Cursor to Clipboard
Alt+T Swap Current Word with Previous
Ctrl+T Swap Last Character before Cursor
Esc+T Swap Last Two Words Before Cursor
Ctrl+Y Paste Last Thing to be Cut
Ctrl+_ Undo
Alt+U Upper Capitalize Every Character form Cursor
Alt+L Lower The Case Every Character Form Cursor
Alt+C Capitalize Character Under Cursor and Move to End of the Word
Alt+R Cancel Changes and Put Back the Line
Ctrl+I Tab
Ctrl+J NewLine
Ctrl+M Enter
Ctrl+[ Escape

History

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+R Recall Last Command
Ctrl+P Previous Command in History
Ctrl+N Next Command in History
Ctrl+S Go back to Next Most Recent Command
Ctrl+O Execute Command found via Ctrl+R/Ctrl+S
Ctrl+G Escape from History Searching Mode
!! Repeat Last Command
!abc Run Last Commnd Starting with abc
!abc:p Print last Command starting with abc
!$ Last Argument of Previous Command
Alt+. Last Argument of Previous Command
!* All Arguments of Previous Command
^abc^def Run Previous Command,replacing abc with def

Process control

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+C Kill process (SIGINT)
Ctrl+L Clear Screen
Ctrl+S Stop Output to Screen
Ctrl+Q Allow Output to Screen
Ctrl+D Send an EOF Marker
Ctrl+Z Send the signal SIGTSTP to Current Task
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