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Linux Bash Keyboard Shortcuts

September 16, 2013 Linux, Tutorials No Comments

Here are the Linux Bash Keyboard Shortcuts that will help you in administering Linux Servers. 

Cursor Movement
Ctrl + F The same as the right arrow.
Ctrl + B The same as the left arrow.
*Esc + F Move cursor forward one word on the current line.
*Esc + B Move cursor backward one word on the current line.
Ctrl + A Go to the beginning of the line.
Ctrl + E Go to the end of the line.
Ctrl + xx Toggle betweent the beginning of the line and the current cursor.
Cut and Paste
Ctrl + K Cut everything from after the cursor
Ctrl + U Cut everything before the cursor.
Esc + D or Alt +  D Cut the current word after the cursor.
Ctrl + W Cut the word before the cursor.
Ctrl + Y Yank or Paste  the last thing to be cut.
Alt + Ctrl + Y Paste the first argument of the previous command.
Ctrl + H Same as backspace.
History
Ctrl + P Print the previous command.
Ctrl + N Print the next command command.
Ctrl + R Reverse Search.
Ctrl + G Abort the Search.
Process
Ctrl + C Kill the job/process.
Ctrl + Z Suspended the job into the background process.
Other Shortcut
*Esc + U UPPER capitalize every character from the cursor to the end word.
*Esc + l Lower the case ocharacter from the cursor to the end word.
Ctrl + S Stops all output on screen (XOFF).
Ctrl + Q Turns all output stopped on screen back on (XON).
Ctrl + D Exit the current shell.
Ctrl + T Swap the last two characters before the cursor.
*Esc + T Swap the last two words before the cursor.
Ctrl + L Similar to the clear command.
reset Restore a screwed-up terminal.
Tab Auto-complete .
*Command works depending on the keyboard. Try Alt key if Esc is not working.

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