Useful bash shell shortcut keys to navigate the command line.

Posted: October 2, 2013. At: 10:47 AM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6370

Useful bash shell shortcut keys to navigate the command line.

^a, ^e – Move the cursor. The Ctrl-a shortcut will move the cursor to the beginning of the line. The Ctrl-e shortcut will bring the cursor to the end of the line.

^d – End of file or EOF. This tells a console application that you are done entering text.

^i – Clear the terminal buffer. This means that in a terminal, there will be no history to scroll back through. This does not seem to work in the MATE terminal though.

^z, – Suspend and resume output. This will tell a program to quit printing output to your terminal device. If you type fg, the program will return to the foreground.

^l – Clear the screen. This will clear the screen and leave a blank slate for more commands.

^c – Stop a command. This shortcut will stop a command running and return you to the prompt.

With these useful shortcuts; you can easily navigate the bash shell prompt and make even more use of your Linux terminal.

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