59 Shortcuts for Bash

Jump to: Navigation, Editing, Control Character, History, Process Controls, Emacs Mode/Vi Mode

1. Navigation

Home/Ctrl+A

Go to Beginning of Line

Ctrl+E/End

Go to End of Line

Ctrl+F

Forward one character

Ctrl+B

Backward ine character

Ctrl+XX

Toggle between start of line and cursor current position

Ctrl+P/Up Arrow

Previous Command

Ctrl+N/Down Arrow

Next Arrow

Alt+B

Back one word

Alt+F

Forward one word

2. Editing

Ctrl+L

Clear Screen

Ctrl+D

Delete Character Under Cursor

Ctrl+H

Delete Character From Left

Alt+Del

Delete Word before Cursor

Alt+D

Delete Word After Cursor

Ctrl+W

Cut Word Before Cursor to Clipboard

Ctrl+K

Cut Line After Cursor to Clipboard

Ctrl+U

Cut Line Before Cursor to Clipboard

Alt+T

Swap Current Word with Previous

Ctrl+T

Swap Last Character before Cursor

Esc+T

Swap Last Two Words Before Cursor

Ctrl+Y

Paste Last Thing to be Cut

Ctrl+_

Undo

Alt+U

Upper Capitalize Every Character form Cursor

Alt+L

Lower The Case Every Character Form Cursor

Alt+C

Capitalize Character Under Cursor and Move to End of the Word

Alt+R

Cancel Changes and Put Back the Line

Ctrl+I

Tab

Ctrl+J

NewLine

Ctrl+M

Enter

Ctrl+[

Escape

3. Control Character

Ctrl+2

^@

Ctrl+3

^Escape

Ctrl+4

^\

Ctrl+5

^

Ctrl+6

^^

Ctrl+7

^_Undo

Ctrl+8

^? Backward Delete Char

Ctrl+V

Display Sequence for Enter Key

4. History

Ctrl+R

Recall Last Command

Ctrl+P

Previous Command in History

Ctrl+N

Next Command in History

Ctrl+S

Go back to Next Most Recent Command

Ctrl+O

Execute Command found via Ctrl+R/Ctrl+S

Ctrl+G

Escape from History Searching Mode

!!

Repeat Last Command

!abc

Run Last Commnd Starting with abc

!abc:p

Print last Command starting with abc

!$

Last Argument of Previous Command

Alt+.

Last Argument of Previous Command

!*

All Arguments of Previous Command

^abc^def

Run Previous Command,replacing abc with def

5. Process Controls

Ctrl+C

Interrupt/Kill Whatever you are running

Ctrl+L

Clear Screen

Ctrl+S

Stop Output to Screen

Ctrl+Q

Allow Output to Screen

Ctrl+D

Send an EOF Marker

Ctrl+Z

Send the signal SIGTSTP to Current Task

6. Emacs Mode/Vi Mode

$set -o vi

Set Vi Mode

$set -o emacs

Set Emacs Mode

Created by rank17 on 5/8/2017. Last updated by guest on 1/1/2010

 

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