Keyboard Shortcuts

Updated: 2018-11-30

Sort By Function

  • Ctrl + a - Jump to the start of the line
  • Ctrl + e - Jump to the end of the line
  • Ctrl + f - Move forward a char
  • Ctrl + b - Move back a char
  • Ctrl + xx - Move between EOL and current cursor position

Edit

  • Ctrl + d - Delete character from under the cursor
  • Ctrl + w - Cut word before cursor
  • Ctrl + k - Cut to EOL
  • Ctrl + u - Cut from line start to cursor
  • Ctrl + y - Paste
  • Ctrl + t - move forward character before cursor

Others

  • Ctrl + c - Terminate the command
  • Ctrl + z - Suspend/ Stop the command
  • Ctrl + l - Clear the screen
  • Ctrl + x @ - Show possible hostname completions

Sort By Key

Ctrl

  • Ctrl + a - Jump to the start of the line
  • Ctrl + b - Move back a char
  • Ctrl + c - Terminate the command
  • Ctrl + d - Delete character from under the cursor
  • Ctrl + w - Delete word before cursor
  • Ctrl + e - Jump to the end of the line
  • Ctrl + f - Move forward a char
  • Ctrl + k - Delete to EOL
  • Ctrl + l - Clear the screen
  • Ctrl + r - Search the history backwards
  • Ctrl + R - Search the history backwards with multi occurrence
  • Ctrl + u - Delete backward from cursor
  • Ctrl + xx - Move between EOL and current cursor position
  • Ctrl + x @ - Show possible hostname completions
  • Ctrl + z - Suspend/ Stop the command
  • Ctrl + t - move forward character before cursor

Alt

  • Alt + < - Move to the first line in the history
  • Alt + > - Move to the last line in the history
  • Alt + ? - Show current completion list
  • Alt + * - Insert all possible completions
  • Alt + / - Attempt to complete filename
  • Alt + . - Yank last argument to previous command
  • Alt + b - Move backward
  • Alt + c - Capitalize the word
  • Alt + d - Delete word
  • Alt + f - Move forward
  • Alt + l - Make word lowercase
  • Alt + n - Search the history forwards non-incremental
  • Alt + p - Search the history backwards non-incremental
  • Alt + r - Recall command
  • Alt + t - Move words around
  • Alt + u - Make word uppercase
  • Alt + backspace - Delete backward from cursor

Misc

  • TAB TAB - Display all available commands(common)
  • <STRING> TAB TAB - Display all available commands starting with string.
  • / TAB TAB - Show entire directory structure including hidden ones.
  • * TAB TAB - Show only sub-directories inside excluding hidden ones.
  • ~ TAB TAB - Show all present users on system from "/etc/passwd"
  • $ TAB TAB - Show all sys variables
  • @ TAB TAB - Show all entries from "/etc/hosts"
  • = TAB TAB - List output like ls or dir

ctrl-z + fg

  • inside vim
  • ctrl-z, back to terminal, do something else
  • fg back to vim