Table

Here’s a table of the shortcuts in Bash.

Shortcuts Description
ctrl-a Go to the start of a line (Home)
ctrl-e Go to the end of a line (End)
ctrl-u Delete from cursor to the start of a line
ctrl-k Delete from cursor to the end of a line
ctrl-w Delete from cursor to start of word
ctrl-y Paste the last deleted text (Yank)
ctrl-f Move forward one character (Left)
ctrl-b Move backward one character (Right)
alt-f Move forward one word
alt-b Move backward one word
ctrl-d Delete charactor after cursor
ctrl-h Delete charactor befor cursor (Backspace)
alt-d Delete word after cursor
alt-Backspace Delete word befor cursor
ctrl-t Swap the last two character before the cursor (Typo)
alt-t Swap the last two words before the cursor (Typo)
ctrl-p Previous command in history (Up Arrow)
ctrl-n Next command in history (Down Arrow)
ctrl-_ Undo
ctrl-r Search the history backwards (Recall)
ctrl-s Search the history forwards
ctrl-o Execute the command found via ctrl-r or ctrl-s
ctrl-g Escape from history searching mode
ctrl-l Clear the screen (Clear, similar to the clear command)
ctrl-s Stop output to the screen (for long running verbose commands)
ctrl-q Allow output to the screen
ctrl-c Exit current running (SIGINT)
ctrl-d Exit the current shell
ctrl-z Suspend the current foreground process
alt-h Goto manual of current command (Help)
alt-l List the files of current folder (Similar to the ls command)
alt-L Lower the case from current cursor to the word end
alt-u Upper capitalize from current cursor to the word end
alt-c Capitalize from current cursor to the word end
Tab Auto-complete commands
ctrl-I Tab (Indent)
ctrl-J Newline
ctrl-M Enter
ctrl-[ Escape (ESC)
ctrl-2 ctrl-@
ctrl-3 ctrl-[ (Escape)
ctrl-4 ctrl-\
ctrl-5 ctrl-]
ctrl-6 ctrl-^
ctrl-7 ctrl-_ (Undo)
ctrl-8 ctrl-? (Backward-delete-char)
ctrl-v Not interpret the following character, such as ctrl-v ctrl-I
ctrl-xx Alternates the cursor with its old position (x has crossing shape)
ctrl-xe Edits the current line in the $EDITOR program, or vi if undefined
ctrl-xr Read in the contents of the inputrc file
ctrl-xu Incremental undo, separately remembered for each line
ctrl-xv Change editing mode to vi mode temporarily
ctrl-x* Expand the * when typing a command, e.g. ls *
!! Run last command
!foo Run last command that BEGINS with foo
!n Run from the last command, args n
!n:m Run from the last command, args n to m
!n:$ Run from the last command, args n to the last argument
!\^ First argument of previous command
!$ Run last argument of previous command
alt-. Run last argument of previous command
!* Run the previous command except for the last word
!foo:p Print out last command starting with foo
!$:p Print out the word that !$ would substitute
!*:p Print out the previous command except for the last word
$_ Expands to the last argument to the previous simple command
^abc Run previous command, replacing abc with empty
^abc^def Run previous command, replacing abc with def
~[Tab][Tab] List all users
$[Tab][Tab] List all system variables
cd - Change to previous working directory

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