Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Basic Command Line Editing


Use the following key combinations to edit and recall commands:

CTRL + L : Clear the screen.

CTRL + W : Delete the word starting at cursor.

CTRL + U : Clear the line i.e. Delete the all words from command line.

Up and Down arrow keys : Recall commands (see command history).

Tab : Auto-complete files, directory, command names and much more.

CTRL + R : Search through previously used commands (see command history)

CTRL + C : Cancel currently running commands.

CTRL + T : Swap the last two characters before the cursor.

ESC + T : Swap the last two words before the cursor.

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