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.